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Ultimate Seller’s Checklist

Below, you’ll find the ultimate checklist for sellers. These are the 15 items that will set your listing apart from the others, helping you to earn top dollar for your home.


Declutter & Depersonalize

Remove personal items such as family photos and religious symbols. Declutter by packing away unnecessary items to create a sense of space and neutrality. Remember that minimalism is key!


Deep Clean Every Room

Pay special attention to kitchens, bathrooms, and high-traffic areas. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service for a thorough job.


Repair Visible Damage

Fix minor issues like leaky faucets, cracked tiles, damaged trim, or loose doorknobs. Addressing these problems can make a big difference in the perceived value of your home.


Enhance Curb Appeal

Trim bushes, mow the lawn, weed flower beds, and add fresh mulch. A well-maintained exterior creates a positive first impression.


Freshen Up Paint

Apply a fresh coat of neutral paint to walls and trim to give rooms a clean, updated look. Warm & Neutral colors appeal to a broader range of buyers.


Upgrade Lighting Fixtures

Replace outdated or worn light fixtures with modern, energy-efficient options. Good lighting can make rooms appear larger and more inviting.


Stage Each Room

Arrange furniture to maximize space and highlight the functionality of each room. Use accessories like throw pillows and rugs to add warmth and personality.


Maximize Storage Space

Organize closets, cabinets, and storage areas to showcase available space.


Address Odors

Eliminate pet, smoke, or cooking odors by cleaning carpets, upholstery, and curtains. Use odor-neutralizing products and open windows to ventilate the home.


Check HVAC and Plumbing Systems

Ensure heating, cooling, and plumbing systems are in good working order. Consider scheduling a professional inspection to address any issues. Keep the receipt. It shows buyers that you have proactively cared for the home.


Spruce Up Outdoor Spaces

Clean decks, patios, and outdoor furniture. Add potted plants or flowers to enhance the appeal of outdoor living areas.


Gather Important Documents

Organize documents related to the property, including warranties, appliance manuals, and renovation records. Buyers will appreciate having this information readily available.


Set a Competitive Price

Consult with your agent about pricing your home. Be sure they’re qualified to price it and consider their recommendation carefully.


Be Photo- and Showing-Ready

A house ready for photos, showings, and open-houses at all times are likely to bring higher offers.


Be Flexible for Showings

Accommodate potential buyers by keeping your home clean and ready for showings. If possible, have plans for yourself, children, and pets ready in case a short-notice showing comes in. That could be the buyer that you’re looking for.

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