The Home Seller's Checklist

Once you have decided to sell your home, being prepared is a must.  In today's market, putting your home on the market if it isn't prepared properly could cost you time and money.  Here are a few pointers for all potential home-sellers.



Truer words have never been spoken: "Throw away. Store. Then do it again." Those stacks of papers and nick-knacks? No more! And if it even needs to be said: take everything off the outside of the refrigerator. No magnets! 

Deep Clean

Make it sparkle! You want a buyer to be able to imagine how lovely and comfortable it would be to live in your home, so a good cleaning is really important. Carpets, floors, windows and upholstery--even window treatments if you're ambitious. Every bit helps.



This is inexpensive, but incredibly effective! Along with cleaning, it is the best thing you can do to enhance your property. A fresh coat in a neutral color. 


Wash windows, add lamps to dark rooms and corners, and make sure all light bulbs are working. Open blinds, shades and curtains to let the light shine in!


Simple repairs are important so they do not distract from the great selling points of your home. Paint, spackle, repair cracked windows and leaky faucets - yes, they turn them on!



Keep your front entrance and lawn looking neat and inviting. Consider some attractive potted plants outside the front door.