Charlotte Real Estate

Seller's Checklist
You can significantly influence the selling price of your property by preparing before putting it on the market. Here are some suggestions to improve a buyer's first impression of your home. Print this out and use it as a reference.

General

• Remove clutter

• Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners

• Remove paint splash on floor and cabinets

• Clean and polish door hardware and handrails

• Clean wall switches and outlet covers

• Clean and tidy basement and attic storage

• Add plants and flowers throughout the house


House Exterior

• Sealed driveway

• Weed-free driveway and walkways

• Healthy, weed-free, and trimmed lawn

• Trees and shrubs trimmed

• Wash front steps and porch

• Check front doorbell and bell light
 
• Clean or replace welcome mat

• Repair and repaint fences and gates

• Clean gutters and downspouts

• Clean or repaint siding

• Wash windows and screens

• Clean shutters


Living, Family, Dining Rooms

• Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim

• Repair or replace damaged moulding

• Clean and wax hardwood and vinyl floors

• Shampoo carpet


Bedrooms

• Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim

• Clean drapes and bedspread

• Shampoo carpet

• Clean out all closets

• Clear all bedroom furniture

• Put away all clothing


Bathrooms

• Paint or wallpaper using light colors

• Scrub tile, bleach, and repair grout

• Check to see that drawers/doors open easily

• Clean floor

• Clean out medicine cabinet

• Seal around tubs and showers

• Replace old toilet seats

• Replace shower window curtains

• Put out a set of color coordinated bath linens


Kitchen

• Paint or wallpaper walls and ceiling with light color

• Clean floor

• Clean cabinets and appliances

• Clean out refrigerator and wash interior

• Empty dishwasher and clean around controls

• Check operation of all appliances

• Arrange and clean food storage areas

• Clean out cabinets and drawers

• Neatly display dishes in cabinets

• Clear clutter from counter tops

• Check to see that drawers/doors open easily

• Wash or replace curtains


Laundry

• Check operation of appliances

• Clean all appliances

• Clean and organize laundry area

• Provide adequate light to area


Garage

• Check operation of wall sockets

• Remove oil and grease from floor

• Clean and organize storage

• Maintain noisy garage door opener