Selling your home and moving to a brand new place can be a stressful process. We have made a checklist of the things you need to get done before selling your home as well as asking you some provoking question you think to think about before selling your home, and finally a checklist to help you move to your new place. With these sellers checklists you’ll be able to plan accordingly and make you’re selling and moving experience easier.
Use this seller’s to-do list if you’re planning to sell your home and move to a new place.
Before Selling Your Home Checklist:
Clear/Remove all the clutter in rooms as much as possible to show the space of the home.
Put away all appliances that clutter the kitchen.
☐ Living Room
Remove any old and/or dirty furniture.
Make sure the house is dust free and clean which includes scrubbing those bathrooms and polishing floors.
Remove any items you have on the porch, clean it and place a few outdoor plants in their place.
Make sure the home exterior looks appealing since it is the first thing people see.
Replace or fix any faucets that are old and leak water.
☐ Kitchen Cabinet
Clean your cabinets or paint them to make them look newer and more appealing.
If you made additions to the home make sure you have all permits ready to show the buyers.
Hire an inspector to find out if you have any major and minor repairs that you need to pay for.
Hire a professional house cleaner to do a deep cleaning of the home.
Replace the carpet if is too old or have it professionally cleaned.
Check the flooring for any cracks and creaks, and repair them if possible.
Re-coat the hardwood to give a clean new finish if it is worn down. At the very least you should polish the floors.
Be sure the landscaping looks appealing by removing dead leaves, shrubs, plants and mowing the lawn.
Check all lights and replace any light that flickers or is burned out completely.
Paint over any chipped or cracked painted areas.
Remove any wall paper and paint in the rooms if they are not a neutral color.
☐ Holes and crack
Fix any holes and cracks on the ceiling and walls.
☐ Mold and Mildew
Hire someone to check for mold and mildew.
☐ Pet order
If you have pets, make sure to remove any pet stains and odors.
☐ Hire a Real Estate Agent
A real estate agent will be able to list the home for you, show the home to buyers and negotiate the contracts.
☐ Price the home
Price the home with your real estate agent to get offers quickly.
Once your home is completely ready to be put on the market do a walk through to make sure every room is warm and inviting.