Sellers – Cleanup Tips

First impressions are lasting impressions. You will want to make sure the buyers looking at your home are left with the best possible impression. Here is a list of things to do to help you prepare to show your home to potential buyers.


  1. House in good repair
  2. House number easy to read
  3. Eaves troughs, down spouts and soffits in good repair
  4. Garage/car port clean and tidy
  5. Litter picked up
  6. Cracked or broken window panes replaced
  7. Lawns and hedges cut and trimmed, garden weeded and edged
  8. Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
  9. Porch and foyer clean and tidy

InteriorCleanup Tips

  1. Chipped plaster and paint touched-up or repainted
  2. Doors and cupboards properly closed
  3. Leaky taps and toilets repaired
  4. Burned out light bulbs replaced
  5. Squeaky doors oiled
  6. Mirrors, fixtures, and taps cleaned and polished
  7. Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
  8. Floors cleaned, garbage containers empty
  9. Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy
  10. Appliances cleaned
  11. Countertops neat and polished
  12. All lights turned on
  13. Air conditioner turned on in warm weather
  14. Fresh air in house
  15. Fireplace lit in cooler weather
  16. Halls and stairs cleaned
  17. Drapes opened during daylight
  18. Carpets freshly vacuumed
  19. Fresh flowers in various rooms
  20. Jewelry and valuables locked safely away or taken with you
  21. Valuable property, such as objects of art, vases and figurines out of reach, out of sight, or locked away
  22. Pets absent, where possible, or contained during the showing, and litter boxes clean