Owner’s Checklist – Review Before Showing Your Home

o Grass mowed
o Edges trimmed
o Dead branches pruned
o Dead trees removed
o Dead shrubs removed & replaced
o Overgrown shrubs pruned
o Gutters free of rust & recently painted
o Exterior lights operating
o Missing shingles replaced
o Doorbell working
o Exterior brass polished
o Cracked windows replaced
o Window trims recently painted
o Windows washed & work freely
o Driveway in good condition
o Patio wood stained or painted
o Fencing secure
o No standing water

o No dripping faucets
o Appliances are working
o Refrigerator defrosted
o Any grease stains removed
o Any missing floor tiles replaced
o Countertops & cabinets cleaned/neatly arranged (excess storage removed)
o Hardware replaced, if needed
o Any stains removed/painted over
o Wallpaper repaired, if needed
o Any curtains/blinds are cleaned & opened
o Carpets/wood floor cleaned & secure
o Furniture neatly arranged
o Any stains removed/painted over
o Wallpaper repaired, if needed
o Any curtains/blinds are cleaned & opened
o Carpets/wood floor cleaned & secure
o Furniture neatly arranged

o No dripping faucets
o Grouting cleaned, all joints caulked
o Floors & walls cleaned
o Any stains removed/painted over
o New shower curtain, if needed
o Supplies stored
o Guest towels out

o Any stains removed/painted over
o Wallpaper repaired, if needed
o Any curtains/blinds are cleaned & opened
o Carpets/wood floor cleaned & secure
o Beds are made
o Laundry put away
o Toys put away/cleared out
o Floor free of clutter
o Night table supplies stored

o No evidence of water/dampness removed
o Cold water pipes covered
o Dehumidifier installed
o Sump pump installed
o No musty odor
o Drains cleared
o Furnace cleaned
o Storage neatly arranged
o Floor swept
o Light fixtures operating
o Laundry area clean/bright
o Stairway clear & secure
o Handrail secure

o Floor swept & cleared
o Tools/supplies stored away neatly
o Workbench area well it
o Light fixtures operating
o Oil spots removed
o Door operating/lubricated
o Cracked windows repaired

If you have any questions about relocating to Northern Virginia, please give me a call at 571-275-0871 .  I’ll be happy to assist.

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