Spring Cleaning Checklist for Home Sellers

March 31, 2023

It’s officially spring, and you know what that means! The busy real estate selling season is approaching in Alabama, and if you’re planning to sell a house this summer, it’s time to get it market-ready. Your home should be in tip top shape when showing to buyers to maximize your competition and get the most out of the sale of your home. Buyers are making a big decision, so they will be critical. This means it’s time to clean those neglected spaces and hard to reach places that don’t get as much attention.

Not sure where to start? No problem. I have compiled a spring cleaning checklist for home sellers that will have your home in selling shape, just in time for the hot summer market!

Spring Cleaning Checklist

  1. Clean insides and outsides of windows
  2. Check and replace light bulbs
  3. Clean your baseboards and vents
  4. Change air filters
  5. Replace smoke detector batteries
  6. Sweep, mop, and vacuum floors
  7. Clean (out and inside!) refrigerator, oven, and microwave
  8. Dust blinds and ceiling fan blades
  9. Organize closets and cabinets
  10. Declutter, dust, and clean off surfaces
  11. Check for cobwebs
  12. De-personalize your decor for listing photos
  13. Patch holes and touch up the paint on your walls
  14. Sweep patios, sidewalks, and entryways
  15. Power wash outdoor surfaces
  16. Tidy up your landscaping
  17. Make sure your mailbox and entryway look nice!

When preparing a home to show to potential buyers, staging the house so that buyers can see it furnished while still envisioning their lives in it is a delicate balance! When you list your home to sell with me, expert home staging is included at no added cost to you, so you can be sure your home is staged to sell.

Contact me today to discuss your listing your home to sell in Birmingham, Tuscaloosa, or Auburn, Alabama!

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