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Repair and Cleaning Checklist

Below is a repair and cleaning checklist for any repairs or cleaning that may be required before selling your home.

Front Door:

  • Newly painted
  • Doorbell operating
  • Door brass polished
  • Hinges oiled

 

Exterior of House:

  • House recently painted
  • Gutters recently cleaned
  • Exterior lights operating
  • Missing shingles replaced
  • Moss removed from roof

 

Windows:

  • Window trims painted
  • Windows operating freely
  • Cracked windowpanes replaced
  • Windows washed

 

Driveway:

  • Resurfaced
  • Potholes patched
  • Recently sealed

 

Patios:

  • Wood stained or painted
  • Fencing secure

 

Lawn:

  • Lawn in good condition
  • Grass mowed
  • Edges trimmed

Trees/Shrubs:

  • Dead branches pruned
  • Dead shrubs replaced
  • Overgrown shrubs pruned

 

Entry:

  • Entry lights operating
  • Floors cleaned
  • Closet cleaned
  • Closet light operating

 

Living Room:

  • Recently painted
  • Cracks in ceiling/walls repaired
  • Leaks repaired & watermarks covered
  • Wallpaper secured
  • Woodwork repainted
  • Curtains/drapes/blinds cleaned
  • Drapes/blinds opened
  • Carpets cleaned
  • Furniture positioned to show space

 

Kitchen:

  • Sink free of stains
  • No dripping faucets
  • Appliances in good working order
  • Walls, cabinets free of stains
  • Countertops cleared and cleaned
  • Pantry neatly arranged
  • Pantry hardware replaced
  • Refrigerator defrosted

 

Family Room:

  • Cracks in ceiling/walls repaired
  • Leaks repaired & watermarks covered
  • Wallpaper secured
  • Woodwork repainted
  • Windows washed
  • Curtains/drapes/blinds cleaned
  • Windows operating freely
  • Drapes/blinds opened
  • Carpets cleaned
  • Hobby supplies put away

Bedrooms:

  • Cracks in ceiling/walls repaired
  • Leaks repaired & watermarks covered
  • Wallpaper secured
  • Woodwork repaired
  • Windows washed
  • Curtains/drapes/blinds cleaned
  • Floor waxed/refinished
  • Carpets cleaned
  • Beds made
  • Laundry put away
  • Floor free from clutter

 

Basement:

  • Cracks in ceiling/walls repaired
  • No evidence of water penetration
  • Dampness removed
  • Cold water pipes covered
  • Dehumidifier installed
  • Sump pump installed
  • No musty odors
  • Drains cleared
  • Furnace cleaned
  • Storage neatly arranged
  • Excess storage removed
  • Floor swept
  • Light fixtures operating
  • Handrail secure
  • Stairway runner secure

 

Dining Room:

  • Cracks in ceiling/walls repaired
  • Leaks repaired & watermarks covered
  • Wallpaper secured
  • Woodwork repaired
  • Windows washed
  • Drapes/blinds open to view
  • Floor waxed/refinished
  • Carpets cleaned

 

Bathrooms:

  • Sink stains removed
  • Leaky faucets repaired
  • Grouting stains removed
  • All joints caulked
  • Missing tiles replaced
  • All fixtures operating
  • Floors cleaned
  • New shower curtain
  • All supplies stored
  • Guest towels