Prepare Your Home for Listing – Checklist

You can optimize your chances of selling quickly by taking care of your home prep work before you’re ready to list.

Curb appeal

  1. Remove toys, equipment, and clutter from the yard.
  2. Repair/replace damaged shingles.
  3. Repair/replace light fixtures, doorbell, and doorknobs.
  4. Fix broken windows, shutters, and torn screens.
  5. Clean/repair gutters and HVAC units.
  6. Clean or paint the front door and mailbox..
  7. Power wash the exterior, especially around entrances..
  8. Wash windows.
  9. Mow lawn, trim bushes and shrubs, weed garden, and add potted plants for color.
  10. Sweep or shovel walkway and driveway.

Home interior

  1. Store, sell, or donate any items you no longer need, like clothing, toys, knickknacks, furniture, appliances, books, games, etc.
  2. Fix loose doorknobs, leaky faucets, cracked molding, etc
  3. Replace or repair broken doorknobs, cabinets, light fixtures, outlets, faucets, and vent covers.
  4. Clean and organize closets
  5. Refresh rooms with a new coat of paint.
  6. Shampoo carpet and replace, if needed.
  7. Wash all windows, frames, and sills.
  8. Open all window shades to create space and let in light.
  9. Store pet supplies and pet dishes..
  10. Add an air freshener plug-in in each room.

Source:  https://www.houseloanblog.net/getting-a-house-ready-to-sell/

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