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Seller’s Checklist

DE-CLUTTER:
Review. Throw away, store away. Then do it again.
REPAIR:
Make simple repairs such as paint and spackling touch ups, replace light bulbs, cracked windows, and fix leaky faucets.

ORGANIZE:
Review. Throw away, store away, remove, and tidy. Everything.
MAINTAIN:
Keep your front entrance and lawn neat and inviting with potted plants.

CLEAN:
Deep clean from top to bottom. Windows, upholstery, carpet, refrigerator, oven yes, and buyers open them. Vacuum and wipe down everything. Empty trash daily.
REMOVE:
Any personal property not included in the sale should be removed including lighting, window treatments, and pets; As well as all pet bowls and litter boxes.

PAINT:
The least expensive, most effective thing you can do in addition to cleaning and organizing is paint. A fresh coat in a neutral color can enhance your property.
INSPECT:
Hire a professional, licensed inspector prior to putting your home on the market to find and eliminate potential problems before they become a buyer’s issue.

BRIGHTEN:
Light equals space. Prior to showings, wash windows, raise blinds, and turn on lights. Add lamps to brighten dark rooms or corners.
DISCLOSE:
By law, sellers must disclose existing structural and mechanical problems, flooding and other defects. Withholding this information can lead to litigation after the close of the sale.