M3. LESSON 4

ASSESSING YOUR PROPERTY

In order to determine a sale price, first we will need to get the home and property into an optimum condition. To do this we will need to assess the current condition and create a ‘To-Do-List’ of what needs to be done. Don’t fret, we will break the job down into manageable steps.

Step 1.

Run a three-part ‘To-Do-List’ assessment of your property to determine the following:

a) the tasks you will do yourself

b) the tasks that you will need to hire a professional for

c) the tasks you’re unable to do but will have a negative impact on price

 


ASSESSMENT CHECKLIST

Hallway

  • Ceiling/wall finishes & trimwork – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Flooring – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Electrical switches & outlets – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Light fixtures – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Closet doors, hardware, rod & shelf – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Smoke detector – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Kitchen

  • Ceiling/wall finishes & trimwork – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Flooring – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Electrical switches & outlets – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Light fixtures – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Range hood & filter – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Cabinets – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Counter tops – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Sink & strainer – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Faucet – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Stove – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Refrigerator – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Heating system – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Living Room/Dining Room

  • Ceiling/wall finishes & trimwork – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Flooring – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Electrical switches & outlets – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Light fixtures – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Windows, hardware, screens – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Heating system – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Bathroom

  • Ceiling/wall finishes & trimwork – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Flooring – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Electrical switches & GFCI outlet – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Light fixtures – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Exhaust fan – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Vanity & counter top – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Basin & waste/stopper – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Basin faucet – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Mirror/medicine cabinet – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Toilet & shut-off valve – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Bathtub & waste/stopper – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Tub faucet & shower head – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Ceramic tile/tub surround – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Shower curtain rod – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Grab bars – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Towel bars – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Toilet paper dispenser – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Soap dish & tooth brush holder – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Entrance door & hardware – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Heating system – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Bedroom #1

  • Ceiling/wall finishes & trimwork – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Flooring – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Electrical switches & outlets – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Light fixtures – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Closet doors, hardware, rod & shelf – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Entrance door & hardware – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Windows, hardware, screens – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Heating system – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Bedroom #2

  • Ceiling/wall finishes & trimwork – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Flooring – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Electrical switches & outlets – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Light fixtures – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Closet doors, hardware, rod & shelf – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Entrance door & hardware – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Windows, hardware, screens – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Heating system – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Bedroom #3

  • Ceiling/wall finishes & trimwork – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Flooring – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Electrical switches & outlets – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Light fixtures – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Closet doors, hardware, rod & shelf – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Entrance door & hardware – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Windows, hardware, screens – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Heating system – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Bedroom #4

  • Ceiling/wall finishes & trimwork – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Flooring – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Electrical switches & outlets – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Light fixtures – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Closet doors, hardware, rod & shelf – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Entrance door & hardware – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Windows, hardware, screens – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Heating system – – – – – – – – – – – – –

Exterior / General

  • Entrance doors & hardware – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Balcony/patio door, hardware – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • weatherstripping, screen – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Exterior light fixture – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Exterior GFCI outlet – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Intercom – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Fuse/breaker panel – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Roof – shingles – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Eaves-troughs – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Exterior cladding – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Windows – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Decks – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Hand-railings – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Fence – – – – – – – – – – – – –
  • Mailbox – – – – – – – – – – – – –