Seller’s Checklist

Prepping your home for sale:

You can significantly influence the selling price of your property by preparing before putting it on the market. Here are some simple suggestions to improve a buyer’s first impression of your home.

Print this out and use it as a reference.

General improvements that are easy and have a big impact!
  • Remove clutter and excess furniture!
  • Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners
  • Remove personal decor and photos
  • Clean and polish door hardware and handrails
  • Clean wall switches and outlet covers
  • Paint light, neutral colors!
  • Clean and tidy basement and attic storage
  • Add plants and flowers throughout the house

House Exterior
  • Seal paved driveway
  • Weed around driveway and walkways
  • Weed & feed your lawn
  • Keep lawn, trees and shrubs trimmed
  • Wash front steps and porch
  • Check front doorbell and bell light
  • Clean or replace welcome mat
  • Repair and repaint fences and gates
  • Clean gutters and downspouts
  • Clean or repaint siding
  • Wash windows and screens
  • Clean shutters

Living, Family, Dining Rooms

  • Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim
  • Repair or replace damaged molding
  • Clean and wax hardwood and vinyl floors
  • Shampoo carpet


  • Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim
  • Clean drapes and bedspread
  • Shampoo carpet
  • Clean out all closets
  • Clear all bedroom furniture
  • Put away all clothing

  • Scrub tile, bleach, and repair grout
  • Check to see that drawers/doors open easily
  • Clean floor
  • Clean out medicine cabinet
  • Seal around tubs and showers
  • Replace old toilet seats
  • Replace old shower curtains
  • Put out a set of color coordinated bath linens

  • Clean floors until they sparkle!
  • Clean cabinets and remove excess stuff:)
  • Clean interior and exterior of all appliances
  • Empty dishwasher and clean around controls
  • Check operation of all appliances
  • Arrange and clean food storage areas
  • Clean out drawers
  • Neatly display dishes in cabinets
  • Clear clutter from counter tops
  • Check to see that drawers/doors open easily
  • Wash or replace curtains


  • Check operation of appliances
  • Clean and organize laundry area
  • Provide adequate light to area


  • Check operation of wall sockets
  • Remove oil and grease from floor
  • Clean and organize storage
  • FIX noisy garage door openers:)
  • Clean windows!