SCORECARD FOR DETERMINING HOW FAST YOUR HOME WILL SELL
Checklist for Home Marketability
The following comprehensive list of questions is designed to help you analyze your home’s marketability. Fill in each blank: YES, NO, or NOT APPLICABLE (NA)
_______1. Is the yard being mowed regularly?
_______2. Are walkways in good repair?
_______3. Is landscaping attractive?
_______4. Are there blooming flowers visible for the season?
_______5. Have junk and unsightly cars been removed?
_______6. Has the yard been cleared of all trash and dog droppings?
_______7. Is the home’s exterior freshly painted?
_______8. Is the front door bright, clean and inviting?
_______9. Have all broken window panes been replaced? (Including seals which may be broken on insulated windows)
_______10. Are all screens in place?
_______11. Is the doorbell in place and functioning properly?
_______12. Are all locking doors easily opened with keys?
_______13. Has all broken deck furniture, beach chairs & umbrellas been removed?
_______14. Does the outside shower look clean & inviting?
_______15. Are the pool & hot tub clean regularly or covered for the season?
_______16. Are all pool gates functioning properly?
_______17. Are all deck boards & exterior steps & railings secure?
_______18. Have all settling and foundation problems been corrected?
_______19. Has all carpeting been cleaned to look like new?
_______20. Are all switch and wall plug plates in place?
_______21. Have all leaky faucets been repaired?
_______22. Have interior walls been recently painted?
_______23. Have all holes and cracks in interior walls been spackled and painted?
_______24. Do interior cabinets, doors and trim look like new?
_______25. Are all windows freshly washed and sparkling clean?
_______26. Are bathroom fixtures clean with chrome sparkling?
_______27. Have baths/showers been scoured to remove dirt and mildew?
_______28. Have all tubs/showers been freshly caulked?
_______29. Have all personal bathroom items been removed to an out of sight location?
_______30. Have all unneeded articles been packed away out of sight?
_______31. Have all closets been cleaned and organized?
_______32. Have all beds been made daily? Do the bedspreads look bright and clean?
_______33. Are all dirty dishes washed daily before leaving house?
_______34. Is the home free of “pet odor”?
_______35. Do all appliances, plumbing fixtures, heating and cooling systems function properly?
_______36. Have all burned out light bulbs been replaced?
_______37. Are all door handles & shower door handles tight and functioning properly?
_______38. Do all doors open and close easily, without sticking or creaking?
_______39. Are the game room accessories present & accounted for? (pool table balls & cues, the foosball table, etc.)
_______40. Have the attic/basement/garage been cleaned and organized?
_______41. Are all boxes of packed belongings stacked neatly in garage or other storage area?
Scoring: Yes= 10 points each; No= 0 Points each; N/A= 5 points each.
350 or more............................Excellent marketability.
230-350..................................Average of most sellers.
200-below...............................Probably on market for a long time.
Courtesy of Beach Realty & Construction