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A SELLER TO-DO CHECK LIST
WHOLE HOUSE: Be Objective – Evaluate Every Room
CLEAN/REPLACE AS NEEDED :
Door and Door Knobs
Front Door -clean/paint if needed
Interior and/or Exterior Paint
Light Bulbs and Light Switch Covers
MAKE IT INVITING :
Rearrange furniture to maximize visual floor space – remove any furniture that you can live without
Pack up all knick-knacks and figurines/ Pack up all family photos- de-personalize the home
Remove all but a few books, just leave a few to decorate a book shelves
Prune and nurture all house plats
Reduce or add house plants to a balanced number
Leave your home daily smelling fresh and clean – (several types of scents diffusers on the market)
Clear all items from the kitchen countertops – polish, wipe sink (make it look new again)
Clean tile grout -bleach if needed
Clean the stove, oven and microwave, refrigerator ( please remove any magnets/messages from the front of the refrigerator.
Organize the Pantry, Pack away any dishes or pans that you can live without
Replace burner pans on the stove if worn
Keep all mops, vacuums, brooms, Swiffer’s, … put away
*Empty the garbage before showings
*Please if possible remove pet food and water dishes before a showing
Keep Dining table clear except for a centerpiece
Remove extra leaves from table- again the floor space is important.
Remove extra chairs from dining table and room
Make beds daily- invest in a new bedspread or comforter if needed
Clear off dressers and nightstands
Keep closet doors closed –
Organize closet, pack up clothes, (keep enough clothes as though you were on a two week vacation)
Remove all wall décor except for a tasteful picture or Mirror.
Clear and clean all surfaces, empty counters, display a bottle soap or lotion
Purchase new towels -coordinate colors
Clean or replace caulking to make it look new again
Organize cabinets, and linen closets, hide the bath garbage or remove before showing
Remove all unnecessary items in the shower—clean or replace shower curtain if necessary
LAUNDRY ROOM OR AREA:
Keep all surfaces clean and empty, remove all clothing, dirty or clean
Keep floors cleared of clutter
Clean, pack away anything you can live without.
Prune shrubs height, and keep clear of windows
Weed out all planting area, keep lawn mowed and edged
Clean curbs and sidewalks in front of home
Add fresh flowers and mulch for contrast and color
Sweep or pressure wash patios and patio furniture
LOOK AT YOUR HOUSE OBJECTIVELY :
Clean and repaint if needed
Repair/ replace any rotten wood
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