Preparing your home for Selling

Please print out the following checklist to help prepare your home for selling.

First impressions / general

  • House exterior in good repair
  • House number easy to see
  • Eavestroughs, down spouts and soffits painted and in good repair
  • Garage/carport clean and tidy
  • Cracked or broken window panes replaced

First impressions / seasonal

  • Lawns cut and raked; hedges and shrubs trimmed; gardens weeded and edged
  • Leaves raked; walks swept; decks and patios cleared of leaves and debris
  • Snow and ice cleared; walkways sanded or salted

At the front door

  • Doorbell works
  • Door hardware in good repair
  • Porch and foyer clean and tidy

Interior maintenance

  • Cracked plaster repaired
  • Chipped paint touched up
  • Door knobs and cupboard latches tight
  • Furnace wiped down and cleaned
  • Burned out light bulbs replaced
  • Squeaky doors oiled


  • Mirrors, fixtures & taps cleaned and polished
  • Leaky taps and toilets repaired
  • Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
  • Floors cleaned, waste containers emptied
  • Inside of cupboards and cabinets cleaned and neat
  • Towels clean and matching
  • Clutter put away


  • Sinks & taps cleaned and polished
  • Appliance cleaned
  • Countertops cleared and polished
  • Inside of cupboards & cabinets clean and neat
  • Small appliances put away
  • Clutter put away

Creating a buying atmosphere

  • All lights turned on
  • Air conditioner turned on in warm weather
  • Fireplace lit in cooler weather
  • Closets neat and tidy
  • Hall and stairs cleared of clutter
  • Drapes opened during daylight
  • Background music played quietly
  • Carpets freshly vacuumed


  • Valuables locked safely away or taken with you; objects of art or figurines situated safely out of reach or locked away

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