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Prepare Your Home for Showing

July 30,2019 | Posted By Brian Sloan in Listing
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Once we've decided on the market price and how we will market your home, the next step is to get your house ready for visitors. Here are 5 tips for the inside of your home:
* Give your home a thorough cleaning. 
* Clean the drapes, carpets, and furniture. 
* If you haven't already done so, toss the clutter. 
* Remove the small items and bric-a-brac. 
* Try as much as possible to have your home look as if "no one lives there." 
We will be happy to help with staging your home to make it looks its best to potential buyers.
Here are 4 tips for the outside of your home:
* Keep your lawn trimmed, the rose bushes pruned and the weeds tamed. 
* Put away the garden hose and the tools.  
* Make sure the bulbs in your home’s exterior lighting fixtures are all in working order. 
* Be vigilant about removing flyers, handouts and newspapers left on your front doorstep or driveway.
Once your house is on the market and people are looking at it, there are other things you can do to help your house shine:
* Brighten the rooms by opening the drapes, turning on the lights, and cleaning the windows.  
* Clear the clutter on the kitchen counter, bathroom sink, coffee table and couches. 
* Make all the beds. 
* Clean all your bathroom and kitchen fixtures. 
* Do a quick vacuuming of the entire house, being sure to catch any cobwebs in the corners along the ceiling. 
* Take out the garbage. 
* If you have pets, find a safe place to keep them during a house showing: in the garage, in the basement or at a friend’s house. 
Aim to be away from home during a showing or open house, but if you happen to be home when the potential buyers arrive, greet them at the door then politely excuse yourself. Make yourself scarce or go take a walk. It’s easier for a buyer to picture himself or herself living in the house when you’re not there. This is your home’s time to shine.
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