Selling a house can be a very involved process. By keeping track of your progress with this checklist, you can eliminate many of the pitfalls, time delays and aggravations that can erupt at any time during the house selling period. Bookmark this page so that you can return to it frequently and maintain control over the experience.

  • Be an informed seller. There is a lot of information on this Web Site that will assist you and links to much more information. Numerous guides are available on specific subjects.
  • Familiarize yourself on how to price your house. Pulling a price “out of the air” is almost never successful.
  • Spend time on the house preparation phase–it will probably be the most productive time you can spend!
  • For tax purposes, develop a record of all home improvements made to your house.
  • Decide whether or not to do a pre-listing house inspection.
  • Have a yard sale before you list. Sell, donate, or trash everything you don’t need.
  • Decide whether you want to offer a Home Warranty with your house.
  • Get familiar with financing options. Be at least as knowledgeable as your buyers.
  • Know how to best show your home.
  • When it is time to negotiate, learn how to deal with offers and familiarize yourself with contracts. If you need to review an example of purchase offers, you can find forms for all states at a reasonable price at
  • Looking to buy another home? Check out our Home Buyer’s Information Center before you buy another home. You’ll find hundreds of helpful hints and tips from the Buyer’s perspective.
  • Make moving plans early. Don’t wait until the last minute!
  • Know what is involved at closing and settlement.
  • Smile and breathe a sigh of relief: It’s over!

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