Seller's Checklist: OutsideKiplinger.com
Print out and use both the inside and outside checklists to identify areas of your home that need work prior to putting it on the market.Roof and gutters
Repair or replace loose, damaged or blistered shingles.
Clean gutters and downspout strainers.
Check gutters for leaks and proper alignment.
Inspect flashings around roof stacks, vents, skylights and chimneys.
Clear obstructions from vents, louvers and chimneys.
Check fascias and soffits for decay and peeling paint.
Inspect chimney for any loose or missing mortar. Exterior walls and doors
Renail loose siding and check for warping or decay.
Paint siding if necessary.
Check masonry walls for cracks or any other damage.
Replace loose or missing caulking.
Apply fresh coat of paint to front door. Driveway
Repair concrete or blacktop if necessary. Garage
Lubricate hinges and other hardware on your garage door.
Inspect doors and windows for any peeling paint.
Check condition of glazing around all windows.
Test electrical outlets. Foundation
Check walls, steps, retaining walls, walkways and patios for cracks, heaving or crumbling. Yard
Mow and edge lawn, reseed or sod if necessary.
Trim hedges, prune trees and shrubs.
Weed and mulch flowerbeds.