you have done to your home up
until every time it is previewed
by sales professionals or shown
to prospective buyers is a dress
rehearsal. When you prepare for
the showing appointment, try to
create ambience that helps the
buyer imagine what it would feel
like to live there. The
following are tips to make your
home more hospitable for the
Put away your empty garbage cans immediately after garbage pickup
- Leave on the lights and open curtains, drapes, blinds, and shutters to make the home bright, light, and engaging, add color with flowers and potted plants, show towels in baths, Keep the property comfortable by running the air conditioner or heat.
- Remove clutter throughout; organize closets and cupboards, put away toys, make beds,
Keep the kitchen counters and refrigerator exterior surfaces clear of clutter, empty wastebaskets.
- Make sure bathrooms and fixtures are spotless and free of mildew. Use a mildew killing agent on a daily basis. Bathrooms should be clean with toiletries stowed out of sight
- Never disconnect utilities. Your property should be show-able even after dusk. Lights should be able to be turned on even in vacant properties. The temperature should be comfortable.
- Make your home smell pleasant: have a pot of potpourri brewing on the stove, bake a loaf of frozen bread or refrigerator cookies, or place several cinnamon sticks in a low heat oven right before a showing.
- Leave soft music on even when you leave the premises. Turn off the TV because it will compete for the buyer's attention.
- Restrain pets when the property is shown. Perhaps your overly friendly pup could visit a neighbor's back yard during a showing.
- When possible, leave the home when it is being shown. If you can't leave the premises, you and your kids should retreat to the backyard or garage. This allows the buyer the freedom to really look around.
- Avoid the temptation to verbally show the house yourself. Leave that to the professional . . . the REALTOR®. Let the showing agent field questions or contact your listing agent for particulars.
- Park vehicles in the garage or on the street; leave the driveway clear..
- Fire in fireplace (when appropriate)..
- Eliminate litter boxes when possible. Clean them daily if they are left on the premises.
I can help you with every
aspect of buying or selling your home because I’m
experienced, because I am a Better Homes and Gardens
Rand Realty Real Estate Professional . . .and because I
The relationship between a home buyer or seller and their agent is based on trust, shared goals and understanding. I strive to continually improve and to do this I listen and take the needs and wants into consideration.
For assistance with any of your real estate needs, please contact me, whether it's to get started on helping you realize your goals and dreams, or just to ask a question - no pressure, no hassle, no obligation - just a friendly conversation. I would welcome the opportunity to make a difference for you.