Prepare Your Home for Sale & Staging Checklist

 

Curb Appeal Checklist

 

 

Check the home from the roof line down

  • Is the roof free and clear from obstructions and moss?
  • Are the gutters clear and neatly hung?
  • Are the windows clean and free from obstructions? (such as overgrown bushes or trees)?
  • Are bushes, trees and shrubs neatly pruned?

 

Inspect the condition of paint or siding

  • Is it time to power wash the siding?
  • Is touch up paint needed?
  • Is the front door in good shape?

 

Do flower beds need an upgrade?

  • Are plans neatly pruned?
  • Is the bed free and clear of weeds?
  • Is the bed properly mulched?

 

Keep the lawn groomed

  • Is the lawn free and clear from weeds?
  • Is the lawn free from grass clippings?
  • Is the lawn neatly edged?

 

 

Staging the Interior of Your Home Checklist:

 

Remove all clutter from the house

  • Are countertops free and clear?
  • Have you removed unneccesary furniture throughout the house?
  • Remove the art gallery and coupon collection from the refrigerator

 

Check the bathrooms

  • Are the surfaces clean and clear?
  • Are shower curtains and doors hung properly?
  • Is the flooring clean and fresh?
  • Are towels neatly hung?

 

Check the walls

  • Is paint and wallpaper fresh and clean?
  • Ae the walls free from holes?
  • Are there any colors or objects on the walls that need to be removed?

Check the floors

  • Is the carpet clean and free from stains?
  • Are hard surface floors clean and free from stains

 

Check windows and window coverings

  • Are all the windows clean?
  • Are draperies and blinds clean?

 

Pet Check

  • Are there any signs that this is a pet's home?  Be sure to clean and remove kitty litter, pet toys and bedding.

 

How's the aroma?

  • Try to air out the home prior to showings
  • If air freshener is necessary, use well before showings as a considertion to those with allergies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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