Sheila  Zanussi

Sheila Zanussi

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Jazz Inc., Brokerage *

Mobile:
905-391-4614
Office:
905-728-1600
Email Me
Sheila  Zanussi

Sheila Zanussi

Sales Representative

RE/MAX Jazz Inc., Brokerage *

Mobile:
905-391-4614
Office:
905-728-1600
Email Me

Home Preparation Checklist

Home Preparation Checklist

To get the best return on your home, you need to make your home look its best. Here’s the checklist that will help you do it.

Inside Your Home

Floor Coverings (carpeting, tile, linoleum, hardwood, etc.)

  • Dirt or stains?
  • Excessive wear or damage?
  • Area rugs clean and stain-free?

Walls and Ceilings

  • Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
  • Nail cracks or tape residue?
  • Cracks, chips, water damage?
  • Need for repainting or new wallpaper?
  • Neutral, light colours for roomy environment?

Doors

  • Dirt, fingerprints or other stains?
  • Need new paint?
  • Open/close easily without squeaks?
  • Latches/handles secure and working properly?

Windows

  • Glass sparkling clean; chip, paint and crack free?
  • Open/close easily?
  • Latches/handles/locks secure, working properly?
  • Dirt and fingerprints on frames or sills?
  • Screens clean and without holes?
  • Storm windows in good condition?

Window Coverings (curtains, drapes, blinds, etc.)

  • Dirt or stains?
  • Excessive wear or sun damage?
  • Open/close easily; hardware working properly?

Lighting (lighting makes a room feel more inviting)

  • All bulbs working and proper wattage?
  • Broken switches, exposed wiring?
  • Table and floor lamps working properly?

Pet Areas

  • Clean, organized, odour-free?

Entryways and Hallways

  • Clean and free of clutter or obstructions?
  • Welcome mat(s) clean and inviting?

Closets and Storage Areas

  • Clean and well organized?
  • Clutter and excess junk removed?
  • Clothes hung neatly and not jammed together?
  • Shoes and boots neatly stored/stacked?

Kitchen

  • Every surface sparkling clean?
  • Counter-tops organized, all but daily use appliances?
  • Refrigerator spotless inside and out?
  • Organized? Spoiled food discarded?
  • Frost removed? Light bulbs working? (Buyers look!)
  • Oven/stove-top clean? Burner trays cleaned?
  • Sinks clean; faucets working properly and leak-free?
  • Garbage disposal in good working condition?
  • Cupboards/pantry spotless, organized?
  • Dishwasher clean and stain-free?

Living Room/Dining Room/Bedrooms/Den/Study

  • Everything thoroughly vacuumed/dusted?
  • Excess furniture removed for roomier atmosphere?
  • Remaining furniture clean and in good repair?
  • Wood and other surfaces clean and polished?
  • Bookshelves neat, organized and clutter-free?
  • Children’s games/toys stored neatly?
  • Fragile items removed and stored?
  • Smaller valuables removed/locked away?
  • Window coverings open for views and sunlight?
  • Mirrors clean and in good repair?
  • Ashtrays cleaned and kept out of sight?
  • Fireplace clean, logs/kindling stacked neatly?

Bathrooms/Powder Room

  • Every surface sparkling clean?
  • Counter-tops organized, free of clutter? Fresh soap?
  • Sinks spotlessly clean; faucets working properly?
  • Tub and shower surfaces clean?
  • Towels stain-free and hanging neatly?
  • Shower curtain clean and in good repair?
  • Toilet extra-clean and working properly?
  • Closets organized and clutter-free?
  • Medicine cabinet clean, “personal items” removed?

Basement/Furnace Room/Garage/Attic/Storeroom

  • Clean and well organized?
  • Clutter and excess “junk” removed?
  • Remaining items stored/stacked neatly?
  • Everything thoroughly vacuumed/dusted?


Outside Your Home

Structures

  • Exterior surfaces clean, in good condition?
  • Front door exterior clean, inviting?
  • Eaves troughs and downspouts clean, in good repair?
  • Gates open/close properly; hardware working?
  • Fences/decks in good repair, in good condition?
  • Sidewalks and walkways in good repair?
  • Driveway clean, in good repair?

Yard and Environment

  • Driveways, sidewalks clear of snow, ice?
  • Lawns mowed/edged regularly; large bare spots repaired?
  • Leaves removed from lawns and flower beds?
  • Trees pruned, hedges trimmed?
  • Flower beds weeded and tidy; dead plants replaced?
  • “Junk” and scrap removed?
  • Lawn furniture clean, organized, good repair?
  • Bicycles, children’s toys stored neatly, out of way?
  • Firewood organized and neatly stacked?
  • Yard free of “doggy deposits”?


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Real Estate has always been my passion! My previous formal education is Social Work but I have been in sales for the past 20 years, the last 8 working full time as a Realtor. I’m proud to be in the top office in Durham Region and amongst the top 20 of over 170 Realtors in our office on a consistent basis!
 
I work full-time and have resided in Durham most of my life, over 30 of them in the Masson/Connaught neighbourhood! I am relationship driven, not transactional; you are a name to me, not an address. All my clients enjoy access to VIP passes to the International Home Show & Canada Blooms each year, invitations to client appreciation events and just keeping in touch via emails, text, calls or a pop by! I also have a lot of contacts so am a good source if you’re looking for trades people etc. I am proud to donate to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, Sick Kids Children's Miracle Network Miracle Home Program, and RE/MAX Jazz's very own WEE/MAX charity supporting Lakeridge Health Oshawa's neonatal dept from every commission cheque I earn.
 
As a seller client you should also know that I will book all your home’s showings so you will never hear from our busy front desk; I personally will ensure every showing request is confirmed by you and any showing instructions are passed on to the other Realtor. I work with you and for you, selling your home is stressful and I will do whatever needs to be done to make this process as smooth and painless as possible!
 
I am enthusiastic and cheerful, diligent and reliable. You will always be able to reach me at anytime with any questions, concerns or ideas. Helping you buy or sell your home is a privilege and honor that I do not take lightly! My goal is to not only be your Realtor for life but the name you recommend to all your family, friends and neighbours! 
 
 
Changing lives, one home at a time!


 
 
Ms Rhymer and me! Yes, she really is this big!!