Seller's Checklist

Seller's Checklist

There's a lot involved in selling a home, and the process can seem overwhelming at first. Your first step should be to contact a real estate agent who can walk you through the process and help you along the way. However, if you're not ready to take that plunge just yet, you can use this checklist to get you started and give you an idea of what's to come.

  • Get Professional Advice From A REALTORĀ®

    Seeking the advice and guidance of a real estate professional will set you up for success along the way.
  • Generate a Plan To De-clutter Your Home

    Throw away things of little or no value that you don't use. Host a garage sale. Give away, sell, or donate other items you no longer have a need for. Use offsite storage for anything you won't use before your home is sold. Keeping your home looking clean and de-cluttering makes potential buyers feel more welcome in your home, which allows them to easily imagine themselves calling your property home.
  • Inspect Your Home And Make Repairs

    It's better to make repairs in advance, as you'll be legally required to disclose certain issues to prospective buyers. A few things to pay close attention to are listed below.
    • Electrical issues
    • Plumbing problems
    • Structural defects
    • Asbestos
    • Dry rot
    • Mold
    • Infestations
    • Roof leaks

Get Started

Your agent can give you more tips specific to your home and neighborhood, and walk you through what prospective buyers are looking for. They will also handle most of the "heavy lifting" in regard to marketing, negotiating, and closing the sale of your home, so once you've given them a clean plate to work with, you can sit back and relax.