Be sure that: 

  • repairs you’ve requested have been made. Obtain copies of paid bills and any related warranties 
  • all items that were included in the sale price—draperies, lighting fixtures—are still there. 
  • screens and storm windows are in place or stored. 
  • all appliances are operating. 
  • intercom, doorbell, and alarm are operational 
  • hot water heater is working 
  • HVAC is working 
  • no plants or shrubs have been removed from the yard 
  • garage door opener and other remotes are available. 
  • instruction books and warranties on appliances and fixtures are there 
  • all personal items of the sellers and all debris have been removed. 

Reprinted from REALTOR® Magazine Online by permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®. Copyright 2003. All rights reserved. 

Courtesy of Metro Realty, REALTOR®