Tips for Selling Your Home and Being Ready for Showings
Being ready for house showings when your homes is for sale can seem daunting. Here are a few tips I learned and used when I had my own house of the market for sale.
- Before going to bed pick up any clothes that are lying around so you are ready for showing. That includes fresh laundry or dirty clothes. This eliminates a chore the following morning – no folding, hanging up, etc. Additionally, while speaking of clothes, no one wants to see your dirty laundry. Dirty clothes goes in a hamper or clothes basket. Drape a towel over the basket, so clothing is not visible. Laundry does not belong on a closet floor.
- Clean the kitchen immediately after a meal. During the day dirty dishes go the dishwasher, if it does not fit or not dishwasher safe – wash and put away. Clean all surfaces – countertops, stove, refrigerator door after doing the dishes. Also use odor eliminator, no one wants to know what you had for dinner last night when your house is shown.
- Depending on your family and schedule run the vacuum every Monday and Friday, you start the week and week-end ready for house showings. Remember if you have pets you may need to vacuum more often.
- Bathrooms need to shine. Purchase new luxurious towels for each bath room. If white will work in your bathroom use white. Towels do not need to be expensive just look expensive. Shop sales or discount stores like Tuesday Morning. Let your family know the towels are there to help sale the house and not to be used. Fold the towels nicely and have them ready to be put out when you are having house showings.
These simple tips will save you time and stress so you are always ready for house showings.