Getting Ready for Showings

Getting your home ready to show

If you’re planning an open house, or are expecting buyers to be looking at your home, make sure their first impression is a good one. Here are few hints for making your house look great to potential buyers:

 

10 minutes notice

 

Make beds

 

Grab a laundry basket and throw clutter in it, put it in your car

 

Empty all garbages

 

Put up your “show” towels

 

Close all toilet seats

 

Wipe down all countertops and sinks

 

Turn on all lights

 

1 hour notice

 

Do everything on the 10 minutes list

 

Vacuum all carpeted floors

 

Clean all glass and mirrored surfaces

 

Give the toilets a scrub and wipe down the tub

 

Clean kitchen countertops as much as possible, all dishes in the dishwasher and all scrubbies and dish soap under the sink

 

Laundry folded and put away, or put in a laundry basket in your car or closet

 

Shake out doormat and sweep entryway

 

Avoid using febreeze to cover up smells - people have allergies