Janet Ogburn

Janet Ogburn CNE
Nocatee Certified Agent

SVR Realty LLC
1924 University Blvd West
Jacksonville, FL 32217
904-655-6309
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A Seller To-Do Check List

WHOLE HOUSE: Be Objective – Evaluate Every Room

CLEAN/REPLACE AS NEEDED :                                       

  • AC/Heater vents
  • Baseboards
  • Blinds
  • Carpets
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Door and Door Knobs
  • Front Door -clean/paint if needed
  • Fireplace
  • Interior and/or Exterior Paint
  • Light Bulbs and Light Switch Covers
  • Windows

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)

KITCHEN :

  • 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

DINING:

  • 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

Bedrooms :

  • 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.

BATH:

  • 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

GARAGE:

  • Clean, pack away anything you can live without.

YARD: 

  • 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
  • Clean windows 


Janet Ogburn | 904-655-6309 | Contact Me
1924 University Blvd West - Jacksonville, FL 32217
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