top of page
Seller's Checklist

" Don't trust you largest investment to just anyone."

  • Enhance curb appeal! Trim bushes. Put down fresh mulch. Clean front door & repaint if necessary. Clean windows inside and out. (Especially in living spaces and rooms with nice views,) Power wash siding & walk ways.Re-stain porches and decks.

  • Hang easy to read house numbers. Make sure front door unlocks easily.

  • Mow lawn and re-sod/seed as needed.

  • Replace burned out light bulbs inside and out.

  • Remove everything from kitchen counters, refrigerators, bathroom counters, showers etc.

  • De-personalize your home. Allow potential buyers to see themselves in your home.

  • Perform walk through with your Realtor for suggestions on staging, painting, de-cluttering and/or any necessary upgrades to present best image of home for photographs & showings. Make sure the person you hire to sell your home is experienced in staging homes to sell and photograph. A background in design is most helpful in this area.

  • Pre-pack clothes. Closets look larger half-full.

  • During a showing turn on all lights, make sure temperature of home is at a comfortable level, have soft music playing and burn candles with soft neutral smells (no floral scents).

  • Conceal the critters, and their food, toys & especially their smells. Determine how pets can be removed during a showing and how to hide the evidence that you have a furry family member.

  • Make home sparkling clean. Cheapest (but maybe not the easiest) way to improve your bottom line is to clean, clean, clean! Or ask your agent to arrange a professional cleaning.

  • Clean/hose down outside condensing unit and change air filters.

  • Make sure you understand the entire selling process from pre-listing tasks to closing and possession.

  • Then hire an agent to do the rest! Including marketing your home as aggressively as possible! Check out Marketing the Shannan McWaters Way!

bottom of page