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Home Seller’s Checklist

A. OUTDOOR

  • Keep it newly painted
  • Keep the lawn green
  • Mow the lawn regularly
  • Clean any drainage system
  • Make sure all outdoor lights work
  • Remove all lichen on the roof
  • Replace any missing roof tiles

  • Front door
    • Keep it newly painted
    • Make sure the door bell works
    • Shine the door knobs
    • Oil the metal rails that squeak
  • Windows
    • Clean thoroughly and paint
    • Make sure that all windows open and close easily
    • Replace any broken pieces
    • Use water and cleaners to clean
  • Driveway
    • Fill any holes
    • New pavement
  • Patio
    • Paint any wooden structure
    • Make sure all frames or stands are secure
  • Garden and yard
    • Trim the bushes and trees
    • Replace dead plants
    • Remove all the leaves from ground
    • Remove weeds from grass
    • Decorate the yard and garden moderately

B. INDOOR

  • Keep it newly painted
  • Maintain newly replaced carpet or floor
  • Keep it clean and brightly lit
  • Make sure there is good air circulation at all times
  • Put away any excess furniture and miscellaneous items
  • Make sure all switches and lights are working properly

  • Kitchen
    • Make sure all water facets, sinks and drainages are draining properly
    • Make sure all the appliances are working
    • Make sure all walls and cabinets are free of stains
    • All sinks are super clean
    • Remove mildew or any foul odor
    • Keep the floors and tiles clean
    • Keep the stoves clean
    • Organize the storage area, do not let things pile up
  • Living Room and Family Room
    • Repair all ceiling and wall damages
    • Fix any leakages and water marks
    • Re-paint any wooden structures
    • Make sure all wallpaper is evenly sealed
    • Clean any curtains, blinds, or mini blinds
    • Make sure the room is bright and airy by opening all blinds
    • Make sure the is at its utmost tidiness
    • Furniture should be organized and all unnecessary items should be removed
    • Make sure all windows are easy to open/close
  • Dining Room
    • Repair all ceiling and wall damages
    • Fix any leakages and water marks
    • Re-paint any wooden structures
    • Make sure windows are clean and make sure they're easy to open/close
    • The floor should be spotless and waxed, carpets should be steam washed
  • Rooms
    • Repair all ceiling and wall damages
    • Fix any leakages and water marks
    • Make sure all windows are washed, working, and ready for show
    • Room floors should have no loose items
    • Room beds should be dressed with new sheets
  • Bathrooms
    • Wipe off sink area so there is no residue and put away any loose items (ex. toothpaste.)
    • Any leaking faucets should be repaired before showing the home
    • Shower curtain should be replaced with a brand new one
    • Make sure bathrooms have new towels
    • Make sure the floor is clean
    • Clean the surfaces of all mirrors
    • Any damaged tiles should be replaced or fixed
  • Door Entrance
    • Make sure light switch is working
    • Entrance floor should be cleaned off completely
    • Guests closet should be tidy
    • Make sure the light in the closet is working