Getting Ready to Sell Checklist

Preparing your home to show to potential buyers

First impressions are lasting impressions. You will want to make sure that buyers looking at

your home are left with the best possible impression.


 House exterior in good repair

 House number easy to read

 Eavestroughs, soffits, fascia and

downspouts in good repair

 Garage/carport clean and tidy

 Litter picked up

 Cracked or broken window panes replaced

 Lawns, hedges cut, garden weeded and


 Walks shoveled and salted

 Boot tray inside the front door

 Doorbell and door hardware in good repair

 Porch and foyer clean and spacious


 chipped plaster and paint touched up and


 doors and cupboards properly closed

 leaky taps and toilets repaired

 burned out light bulbs replaced

 squeaky doors oiled

 mirrors, fixtures and taps cleaned and


 seals around tubs and vanities in good


 floor cleaned, garbage containers emptied

 inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy

appliances cleaned

 countertops neat and polished

 all lights turned on

 air conditioner turned on (weather permitting)

 fresh air in the house

 fireplace lit/furnace on (weather permitting)

 halls and stairs cleaned

 drapes opened during daylight

 carpets freshly vacuumed

 fresh flowers in various rooms

 jewelry and valuables locked safely away or taken with you

 valuable property (such as art objects, vases, figurines out of reach, out of sight or

locked away)

 pets absent or contained during the showing (pet messes indoors or out cleaned up)