Prepare Your House For Sale Checklist
Part 1: The Exterior of your Home
1. The Yard
[ ] Cut and Edge the Lawn.
[ ] Trim bushes & trees removing all dead limbs & debris.
[ ] Add fertilizer/greening agent to lawn & plants.
[ ] Remove all weeds from flowerbeds, rocks & cracks in concrete. (Use Weed-Be-Gone or similar product).
[ ] Install/Inspect decorative metal or stone borders between lawn & planting beds.
[ ] Clean up rock/mulch beds making sure the rock covers the ground Add more rock/mulch if needed.
2. Decks, Patios, Driveways, Porches, & Fences
[ ] Wash driveways & sidewalks.
[ ] Patch holes & cracks.
[ ] Remove stains.
[ ] Replace any broken areas.
[ ] Paint and/or stain fences & decks.
[ ] Arrange outdoor furniture & firewood neatly.
[ ] Put away all lawn equipment, bikes, & toys.
[ ] Inspect all exterior elements of home: gutters, downspouts, siding, windows sashes, trim, & shutters. Clean, paint, and/or replace as needed.
[ ] Replace any broken windows, doors & screens. Make sure they all operate properly.
[ ] Clean windows & screens thoroughly. This helps brighten the home inside.
[ ] Roof: Inspect for missing/damaged shingles & flashing. Make any necessary repairs.
[ ] Clean & touch-up paint on the little things: House numbers, mailboxes, doorbells, etc.
4. Front Porch: Extra Attention Needed! This should be very welcoming.
[ ] Replace front door if damaged & cannot be repaired.
[ ] Paint door & trim.
[ ] Clean porch area.
[ ] Put out a new & clean doormat.
[ ] Install potted/ hanging plants if space permits.
[ ] Have a nice porch light. Repaint, clean, or replace. Install high wattage bulbs to make porch area brighter.
Part 2: The Interior of your Home coming next week...