Before Your House Is Shown

  • Tag or remove items not included in sale (i.e. water conditioner, chandeliers, plants, drapes).
  • Open shades and curtains to let in light.
  • Turn on enough lights so home is well-lit during showing.
  • At night, turn on porch light and outdoor lighting.
  • Tidy all the rooms. Neatness makes a room easier to view.
  • Clean dirty dishes in the sink and put away any dishes on counter.
  • Keep toys in the children’s rooms.
  • Put away items in the yard such as bicycles, gardening tools and skateboards.
  • If fall or winter, light a fire in the fireplace.
  • Turn music on or turn the TV to a music channel

While Your House Is Being Shown

  • Leave the property. It is best to be gone before the Buyers arrive
  • Let the real estate expert show your house.
  • Refer inquiries about seeing your house to your REALTOR to take advantage of the agent’s professional skills
  • Cage pets or take them from the home with you.
  • Keep money and other valuable items out of sight.

Give us a call, we will be glad to go over the best practices that you should follow when Showing Your Home to prospective Buyers.

 

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