Home Sellers Checklist

Home Seller's Checklist

You don't get a second chance to make a good first impression. Most buyers will decide if they want to buy your home within the first few seconds of viewing your home.


  • Kitchen-stove, refrigerator and sink should be spotless, all work space clear.

  • Bathrooms should be neat, spotless and fresh. Repair broken caulking around the tub.

  • Make your closets tidy and uncluttered.

  • Clean walls, floors and windows.

  • Dust.

  • Remove all clutters from halls and stairs.

  • Remove clutter and unwanted items from the basement.

  • Clean the outside of the furnace and hot water tank.

  • Repair sticking doors, oil hinges and tighten all hardware.

  • Replace burnt out bulbs and add a higher wattage for brightness.

  • Replace loose floor tiles where necessary.

  • Store unneeded furniture and equipment elsewhere.

  • Clean the laundry equipment.


  • Trim and edge your lawn, remove cuttings and clutter.

  • Weed and cultivate gardens and flowerbeds; plant some flowers.

  • Trim hedges.

  • Clean sidewalks of dirt, snow and ice.

  • Repair fence and paint if possible.

  • Clean out the garage of all unneeded articles, wash doors and wash the driveway.

  • Wash all windows, repair damaged screens and windows.

  • Remove objects from sidewalk.

  • Make sure the Real Estate sign is visible and upright.

  • Clean gutters and eaves troughs.

  • Pick up litter.

  • Make sure the doorbell is in working condition.

  • Make sure the door is in good shape.

  • Ensure the porch and foyer are clean and tidy.


If you would like a free market analysis of your home, please contact:

Brad Stevenett @ 905-407-7381

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CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
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