Sellers Checklists

Preparatory Checklists For Assisting Sellers

Our expert team of Real Estate professionals have put together the following checklists to help ensure you are ready for anything that comes your way while selling your home with the Hawkins / Ryerse Real Estate Group. From tips for showings to important closing day preparations, be sure to use this incredible resource to your full advantage.

Be Show-Home Ready In One Hour

  • Make the beds
  • Grab a basket and put personal items of clutter in your car
  • Make sure the bathroom towels are clean, straightened and match
  • Wipe down toilets and put the lids down
  • Wipe down all countertops and sinks
  • Open all blinds & turn on all the lights in the house
  • Make sure the house temperature is comfortable
  • Make sure the house smells good, but don’t overdo the air freshener
  • Vacuum all carpeted areas, sweep all surfaces
  • Clean all mirrors
  • Sweep the front doorway and wipe off the mat

Information Prep

Once your home is on the market, it’s very important to have information ready to go in case the buyer or lender requests it. Below is a list of items that buyers, and lenders might request during this phase of selling your home.

  • Manuals for appliances
  • Receipts of work done to the home – including all major & minor renovations
  • All keys and garage door openers
  • Surveys previously done
  • A list of utility providers & average costs per month
  • Alarm instructions

On the day of or the day before the closing day
you can expect a pre-closing buyer walkthrough

  • Have the utility companies accomplish the final meter reading
  • Any additional House keys can be left in a visible but secure location
  • Make certain Garage door openers remain
  • All mail has been forwarded to your new address