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Home Seller Checklist

No one has a more important role in the home selling process than you, as the seller.  Here are some ways your participation can contribute to a successful sale:

Maintenance

  • Oil squeaky doors
  • Replace torn window screens
  • Repair leaking faucets and/or toilets
  • Remove mildew stains from bathrooms
  • Repair and repaint damaged wall surfaces
  • Replace peeling wallpaper or repaint where needed
  • Make sure all lights work properly and that each room is well-lit

Tip: Find out what needs attention by opening every door and making sure when closed, it's flush with the frame; do the same for windows. Make sure faucets flow properly.

Cut the Clutter

  • Clear kitchen counters, storing small appliances in the cabinets
  • Organize kitchen cupboards
  • Tidy any closets
  • Place small items, such as children's toys, in decorative baskets
  • Remove any old mail, newspapers or magazines
  • Reduce or eliminate the knick-knacks: collectibles, refrigerator magnets, etc.

Tip: Put away family photos and mementos. Buyers often want to picture their own belongings in the home.

Clean and Shine

  • Freshen the whole house
  • Clean appliances inside and out
  • Remove fingerprints from doors, walls and any stainless steel appliances
  • Dust baseboards, paneling and under beds
  • Vacuum furnishings and curtains
  • Make all beds
  • Wash the dishes and put them away
  • Stock each bathroom with clean, fluffy towels

Tip: Try and keep your home spotless - you never know when a buyer will want to stop by.

Show and Sell

  • Light the fireplace when applicable
  • Be sure the home is at a comfortable temperature all year long
  • Let in the light by turning on lamps or opening curtains before a showing
  • Play classical music at a low volume in the background

Tip: Take valuables with you during the showings, or store them in a safety deposit box for the duration.

Curb Appeal

  • Mow the lawn or shovel snow
  • Trim hedges and shrubs
  • Weed gardens, curbs and pathways
  • Clear any litter or debris
  • Repair soffits, eaves and troughs
  • Touch up exterior paint

Tip: First impressions count! House hunters often drive by homes before deciding whether they would like to schedule a tour.

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