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A "Show & Sell" Checklist

Before you show your house check the following things:


  • Repaint siding, touch up trim
  • Repair/paint – gutters, downspouts and fences
  • Seal driveway
  • Remove any oil or stains from garage floor
  • Wash all windows - remove screens as windows look cleaner without them.
  • Trim trees, hedges, shrubs – weed and feed lawn
  • Remove any clutter from lawn i.e. garden tools, toys, mowers, etc.


  • Check to see if the doorbell along with any exterior lighting are in working order
  • Replace welcome mat
  • Repair/paint storm and front doors
  • Clear interior entry – front closet of any clutter

Living Room – Dining Room – Family Room – Bedrooms

  • Repaint/touch up all walls, ceilings and molding
  • Shampoo carpets, wash and wax floors
  • Remove any extra or unattractive furniture
  • Clean curtains, shutters, blinds, fireplace, mantle, shelving
  • Replace any old bedspreads or covers

Kitchen – Bath

  • Repair any leaky faucets or replace fixtures
  • Repaint/paper walls
  • Clean oven, refrigerator any other appliances
  • Clean out cabinets, drawers and medicine chests
  • Remove any clutter from countertops
  • Grout Tubs and showers
  • Replace all old toilet seats and shower curtains


  • Give home a bath - rent power pressure washer
  • Replace all burned out light bulbs
  • Clear all cobwebs, wash light switches, handrails and doorknobs
  • Clear and clean out all closets
  • Add welcome touches like potted plants, flowers etc…

Open House Checklist

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