Checklists for Buying, Selling, and Owning Your Home

Get gloatingly prepared for whatever phase of home ownership — buying, selling, or owning — you’re embarking on.

You'll be clear-headed, organized, and ready for your next chapter with these worksheets and checklists.

And share them with whomever is involved in your decision-making process.

Checklists & Worksheets for Buyers

"I Wanna Buy A House!” The Utlimate Checklist 

Use this worksheet to get on the same page with your significant other -- or yourself, if you're flying solo on a home purchase (high five!). It'll help you suss out your wants and needs so you're prepared to enter the market confidently. 

Then take your handiwork to your real estate agent, who'll be overjoyed by your initiative!

Appliance Lifespans and Costs to Replace (A Worksheet)

Here’s a question that’s easy to dismiss when you’re in love with a house and eager to make an offer: How long are its appliances and systems going to last? Skip that question and you might regret it.

When you click the link above, you'll launch a copy of the worksheet that's just for you. See a quick video (scroll down on the page) about how to use the worksheet. 

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Checklist for Sellers

“Let’s Sell This House!” The Utlimate Checklist

To sell your home with minimum frustration, you need to know what you want (and what your partner wants) from the sale. Why are you moving? What do you expect from the process? From the listing agent? From the negotiation? This worksheet will help you get your thoughts in order.

Checklists & Worksheets for Homeowners

What to Do ASAP After You Buy a Home

Future you will be sooooo glad you filled in (and followed!) this interactive worksheet. The first few days, weeks, and months in your new home are prime time for everything from resetting security keycodes and calling a locksmith to mapping out your maintenance and fix-it plan. Hello, happy home owning. 

Emergency Contacts List

Do you have a 24/7 number programmed in for a plumber? Insurance agent? Gas company? Do yourself a favor and compile them now. Here.

Appliance Life Spans & Cost to Replace

Use this interactive worksheet to budget for new appliances based on the age of your current ones. When you click the link, you'll launch a copy of the worksheet that's just for you. See a quick video about how to use the worksheet. 

A One-Size-Fits-All Checklist to Help You Prep for Guests

Whether you have three weeks or 24-hours, you'll have a perfectly clean, guest-ready home if you follow this countdown. 

The Best Time of Year to Buy Things for Your Home

A calendar of when to look for sales on appliances, tools, furnishings, and materials.

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