Home-Prep Guide

Here is a checklist for home sellers with a printable checklist as a PDF.

Home-prep Checklist

  • Wash windows
  • clean carpets
  • Repair any leaky faucets. torn screens, etc.
  • Clean mirrors and glass 
  • Clean walls/Fresh Paint
  • Clean light fixtures
  • Clean appliances (inside and out)
  • Clean/Paint baseboards
  • Repairing holes, wallpaper, paint, and tiles
  • All light fixtures need White Light Bulbs
  • Declutter - remove Personal Photos
  • Remove evidence of Pets
  • Spruce Up Landscaping
  • Pressure-Clean exterior
  • Fresh Mulch
  • Have grass cut weekly
  • No loud paint colors
  • Doormat larger than the front door
  • Deep clean
  • Clean gutters
  • Have AC/water units serviced
  • Clean AC vents inside the home
  • Fresh caulk in bathrooms (if needed)
  • Clean your Ceiling Fans

Show Home Ready in One Hour

  • Make Beds and fluff pillows.
  • Grab a basket and put personal items of clutter in a closet
  • Make sure the bathroom towels are clean, straightened and match
  • Wipe down toilets and put the lids down
  • Wipe down all the countertops and sinks
  • Open all blinds &turn on all the lights in the house
  • Make sure the house temperature is cool
  • Make sure the house smells good, but don't overdo the air freshener
  • Vacuum all carpeted areas, sweep all surfaces
  • Clean all mirrors
  • Sweep the front doorway and wipe off the mat.

To Do's While the Home Is for Sale

  • Cleaning every room and removing clutter. This alone will make your house appear larger and brighter
  • Hiring a professional cleaning service every week while the house is on the market
  • Removing items from kitchen counters and closets
  • Trimming hedges, weeding flower beds and pruning trees regularly
  • Keep your garage door closed
  • Get your lawn cut weekly
  • Do NOT cook any strong-smelling foods
  • Clean litter boxes and put in garages if possible
  • Be sure that all light switches and outlets are cleaned.

Home Prep-Guide

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