The Ultimate Home Selling Checklist

The Ultimate Home Selling Checklist

Checklist for selling your houseSelling your house may seem challenging or stressful. Fortunately, there is a way to make the experience bearable.

Creating a checklist could help you prioritize and delegate the work that needs to be done. A home selling checklist can help simplify the selling process by helping you tackle one item at a time.

Below is a handy home seller’s checklist:


Inspect Your House

Inspect your whole house from top to bottom from the buyer’s perspective. Based on this, you may need to correct flaws and do necessary repairs. Repainting walls, small imperfections and flaws such as cracks on the walls or pavement is affordable and easy to correct. Pay attention to broken light bulbs, switches, door knobs and other small fixtures so you can easily replace them as needed.


Call A Realtor

A real estate agent can take care of many things that you might not have experience like placing ads, contacting potential buyers or making signs. There are many ways to find a good realtor. You can ask for recommendations from family and friends that have experience in selling their property or you can find reliable realtors through researching them online. Call the team at Gold Path Real Estate on 612-758-0071 to get started today.


Set A Price

To set a price, obtain a market analysis of your home from your realtor. The price you set should be comparable to other similar sized properties nearby that have sold in the last 6 months. This will help you decide a realistic selling price for your house.


Clean And De-Clutter

At this point of the process, the prospect of selling your property is becoming even more real. This is why it is important to clean and de-clutter your home. Start with what needs to be cleaned. Replace and then move on to dusting every surface including your baseboards, AC vents and ceiling fans. Weed out extra furniture and toss or donate items that you don’t need. The more spacious and clean your house is, the easier it is for the buyer to envision living in it.

  • Remove any personal items inside the house like photographs and memorabilia. Pack them in boxes for storage.
  • Dust all surfaces. Disinfect countertops.
  • Remove 30-50% of clothes and accessories inside closets and cabinets to create more storage space and organize closets and cabinets.
  • Mow the lawn, trim bushes and hedges. If applicable, remove excess toys in the yard. Accessorize with new or rented lawn furniture.
  • Wipe and disinfect fridge and appliances like stoves.
  • Thoroughly clean toilets. Put up fresh towels.
  • Sweep and steam floors.
  • Remove excess items stored in the garage. Just like the closets, they need to be cleaned and organized so that buyers can envision a bigger space.


Be Vigilant About Maintenance

From the moment your house shows up on the market, be vigilant about keeping it clean and de-cluttered. Your house is listed on many different platforms so it is possible for buyers to drive by and check the area.


Prepare Your House For Showing

In most cases, realtors will show the house to buyers by holding an open house. In this case, your house needs to be ready to receive guests that are invited by the realtor.  During an open house, make sure that there are fresh flowers, bowls of fruit or cookies baked to make the house seem inviting. If you have pets, it is best to keep them in the background. It is best to leave the house during showing.


Start Organizing For Your Move

Preparation is important so you can sell your house quickly. This also means being prepared to move as soon as the house closes. Once the sale is final you need another checklist to make moving efficient and less stressful. For moving, consider including a packing or moving company to help with packing and moving your belongings.


It is important to get your house ready before it is listed for sale. As a seller, you only have one chance to make a good impression. Therefore, don’t make the costly mistake of neglecting to check and inspect your property. If you feel that it is taking a long time to accomplish, remember that your goal is to get buyers tender an offer for your house and this won’t happen if you don’t get it ready for them.

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