Curb Appeal Checklist  
Mow the lawn, plant new flowers, pull weeds and trim hedges and bushes.
Keep the sidewalk clear, and spray down sidewalks and the exterior of your house with a hose or a pressure washer.
Paint weathered window trim, doors and fences.
Remove or replace torn screens.
Clean side or back door, gutters
Wash windows.
Trim trees away from house and roof
 
 
Showing Checklist

___ Kitchen: stove, refrigerator, sink, floors and cabinets should be spotless
___ Counters & Work Space:  all areas should be clear of clutter
___  Bathrooms: neat, spotless and fresh
___  Closets: untidy or overcrowded closets suggest inadequate storage space
___  Flooring: clean carpets where necessary; keep vacuumed & clean at all times
___  Drapes: open in the daytime; close at night
___  Lights: turn on all lights, or let us turn them on, for the entire showing
___  Odors: strong odors can ruin a sale.  Use potpourri throughout the home. 
____If you are a smoker, cleaning all carpets and drapes - smoke outside till closed
____Vacuum carpets frequently and wax floors.
____Dust furniture (and don’t forget ceiling fan blades and light fixtures).
___  For All Showings: please be out of the house.  This will help prospective buyers feel more comfortable while looking at your home.
  
Prelisting Checklist

Touch up nicks and scratches in the paint; repaint rooms that look faded or outdated in a neutral color
Strip faded, outdated or "theme" wallpaper and repaint in a neutral color (People dislike outdated wallpaper and boarders)
Put new caulking around tubs, showers, and sinks.
Polish chrome faucets.
Put air fresheners in damp, musty areas (including any area that has pet odors).
Patch up holes in walls and fix cracked floors or counter tiles.
Fix doors, closets, and drawers that don’t open and close properly.
Eliminate clutter.
Remove unnecessary pieces of furniture to make rooms look bigger.
Remove everything from kitchen counters to make counter space look bigger.
Remove anything that blocks clear passage through hallways.
Box up any clothes or shoes lying on closet floors.
Plumbing: repair dripping faucets and leaky toilets
Heating/Cooling: clean exterior of unit, change filters;
Lights: replace all burned out bulbs, faulty switches; clean chandelier bulbs
Halls and Stairs: remove any clutter to give a wider appearance
Hardware: oil hinges; tighten doorknobs and faucets
Driveway: clean oil stains from concrete; patch and seal asphalt driveways
Rent a storage unit to hold items that may be creating clutter if needed