Northeast Florida Home Seller’s Checklist

Talk about curb appeal! It is estimated that more than 50% of all houses are sold before the buyer(s) get out of their cars. Stand across the street from your house and review its curb appeal.


Sweep or blow off all walkways
Remove newspapers, bikes, toys and any yard tools or equipment
Keep your garage door closed
Park extra cars away from the property
Trim shrubs and trees
Apply fresh paint throughout
Clean windows and window coverings throughout
Make sure roof and gutters are in good condition and clean; no repairs needed
Make sure lawn doesn’t look like it needs mowing, plant flowers and spruce up mulch or refresh beds etc. with new mulch
Keep outdoor pet areas clean and any pet droppings picked up


Kitchen and bathroom should shine
Make sure all plumbing and appliances are in working order
Make sure all sealants (window, tub, shower, sink, etc.) are in good condition
Quick once-over with the vacuum; all carpets should be clean – Shampoo if necessary
Add air Fresheners / Plug-ins
 Keep trash cans empty
Place fresh flowers in the main rooms
Put dishes away, unless setting a formal display for decoration
Get rid of anything you don’t need or use, or store it off-site
Make sure all beds are made and all clothes put away
Drapes should be opened and lights turned on for a brighter welcoming feel
Straighten up closets
Put all toys away
 Play soft music
 Keep pets out of the way. Pet areas should be clean and odor-free
 Secure jewelry, cash, prescription medication, and other valuables
 Enhance the spaciousness of each room


Repair Leaky faucets
Repair broken window screens
Repair appliances that are not working

Important  Reminders

  • Potential buyers usually feel more comfortable if the owners are not present.
  • If people unaccompanied by an agent request to see your property, please refer them to your real estate professional for an appointment
  • Leave a number where you can be reached if you are leaving town, even for a weekend

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Oakstreet Realty
8539 Gate Parkway W. Suite 1718, Jacksonville, FL 32216