Checklist for Faster Sales

Lawns and yard

Remove clutter, cut grass, edge walks, trim hedges, weed gardens.

Front of house

Paint, fix or wash railings, steps, storms, screens and/or front door.

Other exterior

Side or back door, gutter, wash windows.

Garage

Straighten up, paint, fix or wash doors and windows.

Plumbing

Repair dripping faucets, leaky toilets.

Heating/cooling

Clean exterior of unit.

Lights

Replace all burned-out bulbs, faulty switches.

Hall and stairs

Remove any clutter to give wide appearance.

Hardware

Oil hinges, tighten doors knobs, faucets.

General condition

Dust, wash, paint, fix defects, as required.

Consider feeling of spaciousness

Store unneeded items to “enlarge” room size.

THESE ITEMS ARE VERY CRITICAL

Kitchen

Stove, refrigerator, sink should be spotless, all workspace clear.

Bathroom

Neat, spotless and fresh. Repair broken putty around tub.

Closets

Untidy or over-crowded closets suggest inadequate storage space.