After your house goes on the house and the appointments start being scheduled, you’ll quickly find out that sometimes you don’t get a lot of notice when a potential buyer wants to see your home.
What are the most important things you can do to quickly prepare for a showing?
Stow the clutter
We don’t care if you kick the laundry under your bed or hide things behind the sofa. What’s most important is that your house allows buyers to envision themselves living there.
Make the beds
Bedrooms automatically look better and bigger when the beds are neatly made. All of the other little stuff hanging around on the floor and the dresser? Sweep it into a drawer and no one will be the wiser.
Make it smell good
Spray some Febreze onto the furniture and rugs, but don’t leave those plug-ins all around – they are a red flag that you’re trying to cover something up.
Open the curtains/blinds
Let the light in, so buyers can get a good look at every room.
Don’t forget your pets
There’s not much worse than leaving some pet “surprises” in the yard and a buyer tracking it back into the house. Take a quick run around the yard and clean up before leaving.
We did mention that you shouldn’t be home during showings, right? No matter how strongly you feel that you are the best source of information about your home…leave. Vamos. Am-scray. In other words, get out! Leave the showings to the buyer’s agent. Your presence will often do more harm than good, so take our advice with love.
Need more home selling tips? Call us at 504-327-5303 and we’ll be happy to help you create a plan to get your home sold.