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Seller Checklist-Prepare for Market

Seller Checklist-Prepare for Market

You can significantly influence the selling price of your property by preparing before putting it on the market. Here are some suggestions to improve a buyer’s first impression of your home. Print this out and use it as a reference.


Remove clutter
Remove cobwebs from ceilings and corners
Remove paint splash on floor and cabinets
Clean and polish door hardware and handrails
Clean wall switches and outlet covers
Clean and tidy basement and attic storage
Add plants and flowers throughout the house

House Exterior

Sealed driveway
Weed-free driveway and walkways
Healthy, weed-free, and trimmed lawn
Trees and shrubs trimmed
Wash front steps and porch
Check front doorbell and bell light
Clean or replace welcome mat
Repair and repaint fences and gates
Clean gutters and downspouts
Clean or repaint siding
Wash windows and screens
Clean shutters

Living, Family, Dining Rooms

Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim
Repair or replace damaged molding
Clean and wax hardwood and vinyl floors
Shampoo carpet


Repaint or touch up walls, ceiling and trim
Clean drapes and bedspread
Shampoo carpet
Clean out all closets
Clear all bedroom furniture
Put away all clothing


Paint or wallpaper using light colors
Scrub tile, bleach, and repair grout
Check to see that drawers/doors open easily
Clean floor
Clean out medicine cabinet
Seal around tubs and showers
Replace old toilet seats
Replace shower window curtains
Put out a set of color coordinated bath linens


Paint or wallpaper walls and ceiling with light color
Clean floor
Clean cabinets and appliances
Clean out refrigerator and wash interior
Empty dishwasher and clean around controls
Check operation of all appliances
Arrange and clean food storage areas
Clean out cabinets and drawers
Neatly display dishes in cabinets
Clear clutter from counter tops
Check to see that drawers/doors open easily
Wash or replace curtains


Check operation of appliances
Clean all appliances
Clean and organize laundry area
Provide adequate light to area


Check operation of wall sockets
Remove oil and grease from floor
Clean and organize storage
Maintain noisy garage door opener


Denver Metro Realty Executives

Leading Denver Metro Realty Executives, LLC is Danna Roberts. Danna is a Colorado Real Estate Commission licensed Managing Broker and belongs to the Denver Association of REALTORS® as well as C.A.R. (Colorado Association of Realtors®) and N.A.R (National Association of Realtors®) Danna founded Denver Metro Realty Executives, LLC in Nov, of 2005. Danna offers her clients over 30+ years’ experience in various real estate services. Using her civil and architectural design skills as well as knowledge of construction, she has managed as many as 468 condo/apartment multi-unit and single family homes, raised her family turning fix and flips for the then president of the Colorado Baptist Ministry, landscape designer for Allen Pipe and Cable landscaping company, Apartment management for Leaf Management, IC Baker and Associates, Carmel Property Management, Hadley Management, Home owner association management for Colorado Property Management Group, and Real Estate Sales for Metro Brokers, and currently owner/broker of Denver Metro Realty Executives, LLC,

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