Sellers Checklist




Preparing Your Home

  • Does your roof leak? When was it last inspected or repaired?
  • Are all stairs, decks, porches and fences secure?
  • Do you see any cracks in the foundation?
  • Any signs of inadequate surface drainage?
  • Is your basement dry and are there any signs of prior water damage?
  • Are there any musty odors or signs of mold or mildew?
  • Any broken windows? Torn or missing screens?
  • Garage door functional?
  • All light fixtures operational?
  • All electrical outlets functional?
  • Smoke detectors installed and functional?
  • Doorbell operational?
  • Are heating and cooling systems functional and recently serviced?
  • Any faucet or drain pipe leaks?
  • Are fireplace dampers operational with spark arrestor and rain cap installed?
  • Are all appliances functional?
  • Is water heater adequately strapped?



Selling Your Home

  • Has your agent presented you with a plan for marketing your property?
  • Did you receive an estimate of the net proceeds from the potential sale of your home?
  • Are offers coming from pre-qualified buyers?
  • Did your agent discuss with you any contingencies on the purchase agreement?
  • Did you make disclosures as required to the new buyer?
  • Do you know the date and time of the scheduled appraisal?
  • Has a home inspection and pest inspection been scheduled?
  • Make sure the utilities are on for inspections.
  • Is a satisfaction of mortgage or payoff document being prepared for your old loan?
  • Were you given credit for any items agreed upon to be credited to your account?
  • Are the prorations correct? Check the dates on these debit and credit items.
  • Are the title and closing costs as you understood them to be?
  • Do you know what day you must vacate the property? Is it the day of closing?
  • Schedule final utility meter readings for day of closing.
  • Have you agreed to perform any repairs or other work before or after closing?
  • Bring any extra keys, garage door openers, security access or gate card keys to closing.
  • Did you leave for the buyer any operating guides or warranty info for appliances?
  • Did you receive a written copy of your estimated closing costs?
  • Check to make sure all fees, tax adjustments, and other charges are correct.
  • Gather all the documents you are expected to bring to the closing meeting.
  • After the closing is completed, call your insurance agent and cancel your homeowner's policy.