Is your home ready?


Inside your home

Floor Coverings (carpeting, tile, linoleum, hardwood, etc.)                             
□        Dirt or stains?
□        Excessive wear or damage?
□        Area rugs clean and stain free?

Wall and Ceilings
□        Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
□        Nail or thumb-crack holes, tape residue?
□        Need for repainting or new wallpaper?
□        Netural, light colours for roomy environment?

□        Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
□        Need new paint?
□        Open/close easily without squeaks?
□        Latches/handles secure and working properly?

□        Glass sparkling clean/chip-and crack free?
□        Latches/handles/locks secure, working properly?
□        Dirt and fingerprints on frames or sills?
□        Screens clean and without holes?
□        Storm windows in good condition?

Window coverings (curtains, drapes, blinds, etc.)
□        Dirt or stains?
□        Excessive wear or sun damage?
□        Open/close easily, hardware working properly?

Lighting (it makes a room feel more inviting)
□        All bulbs working and proper wattage?
□        Broken switches, exposed wiring?
□        Table and floor lamps working properly? 

Pet areas
□        Clean, organized and odour free? 

Entryways and hallways
□        Clean and free form clutter or obstructions?
□        Welcome mats(s) clean and inviting? 

Closets and storage areas
□        Clean and well organized?
□        Clutter and excess junk removed?
□        Clothes hung neatly and not jammed together?
□        Shoes and boots neatly stored/stacked?

□        Every surface sparkling clean?
□        Countertops organized all but daily appliances?
□        Refrigerator spotless inside and out?
□        Organized? Spoiled food discarded?
□        Frost removed? Light bulbs working? (Buyers look!)
□        Over/stove top clean? Burner trays cleaned?
□        Sinks clean; faucets working and leak free
□        Garbage disposal in good working condition?
□        Cupboards/pantry spotless, organized?
□        Dishwasher clean and stain free?

Living room, dining room, bedrooms, den & study
□        Everything thoroughly vacuumed/dusted?
□        Excess furniture removed for roomier atmosphere?
□        Remaining furniture clean and in good repair?
□        Wood and other surfaces clean and polished?
□        Bookshelves neat organized and clutter free?
□        Children’s games/toys stored neatly?
□        Fragile items removed and stored?
□        Smaller valuables removed or locked away?
□        Window coverings open for views and sunlight?
□        Mirrors clean and in good repair?
□        Ashtrays clean and kept out of sight?
□        Fireplace clean, logs/kindling stacked neatly? 

Bathrooms/powder room
□        Every surface sparking clean?
□        Countertops organized, free of clutter? Fresh soap?
□        Sinks spotlessly clean faucets working?
□        Tub and shower surfaces clean?
□        Towels stain free and hanging neatly?
□        Shower curtain clean and in good repair?
□        Toilet extra-clean and working properly?
□        Closets organized and clutter free?
□        Medicine cabinet clean, “personal items” removed? 

Basement, furnace room, garage, attic storeroom
□        Clean and well organized?
□        Clutter and excess junk removed?
□        Remaining items stored/stacked neatly?
□        Everything thoroughly vacuum/dusted?  

Outside your home 

□        Exterior surfaces clean, in good condition?
□        Front door exterior clean, inviting?
□        Eaves troughs and downspouts clean, in good repair?
□        Gates open/close properly, hardware working?
□        Sidewalks and walkways in good repair?
□        Driveway clean, in good repair? 

Yard and Environment
□        Driveways, sidewalks clear of snow and ice?
□        Lawns mowed/edged regularly?
□        Large bare spots repaired?
□        Leaves removed from lawns and flower beds?
□        Trees pruned, hedges trimmed?
□        Flower beds weeded and tidy?: dead plants replaced?
□        “Junk” and scrap removed?
□        Lawn furniture clean, organized, good repair?
□        Bicycles, children’s toys stored neatly, out of way?
□        Firewood organized and neatly stacked?
□        Dog runs secure, yard free of “doggy      deposits”?                   

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