5 Tips to Get Your Home Ready to Show

Although the majority of buyers will see your home online before they see it in person, the time to prepare your home for showings is before you list it.

  1. Clear The Cutter: Make sure potential buyers can picture themselves in your home by clearing away the unnecessary clutter that prevents them from seeing its unique features.

    • In the Kitchen: Put away anything that isn’t needed. Cleared counters allow buyers to see the space and not worry about a lack of storage.

    • In the Bedroom: Buyers will open your closets to assess storage space. Go through your wardrobe and donate what you don’t wear or want, then box up seasonal clothing.

    • Around the house: Pack away anything that is out of season and clear your personal effects. You want to create a space where potential buyers can envision their belongings and family.

  2. Make Repairs and Improvements: Although buyers plan to put their own personal touch on the homes they buy, most want to avoid undergoing major renovation projects within the first year.

    • Repair broken items such as windows, doors, holes in the wall, etc.

    • Make updates to old and outdated items. Feel free to contact us early in the process to start your honey do list.

    • Add a fresh coat of paint in a neutral color that will brighten and revive your home’s interiors. We love helping pick out the right color so call us before you start.

  3. Staging: We have invested thousands of dollars in staging items so don’t worry about going to buy new things without talking to us first. Staging is meant to accentuate the features and feel of a home. It also improves the flow and makes it easier for potential buyers to imagine themselves living there. Having your home show correctly will help your home stand out amongst the competition.

  4. Boost Curb Appeal: Before potential buyers step foot in your home, they’re assessing its potential from the outside. Make sure your home’s exterior and landscape are on point.

    • Powerwash the exterior for an inexpensive makeover and fix any siding or painting issues.

    • Tend to your landscape by keeping your grass short, your flower beds free of weeds, and your hedges trimmed.

    • Clear your walkways by sweeping often and keeping them free of debris.

  5. Put Away Photos and Personal Items: Packing away valuables and photos makes your home less personal so buyers can focus on its features.

    • If it’s valuable, store it. Showings can happen suddenly, and you don’t want to worry about things getting broken or stolen.

    • Store fixtures you don’t plan to sell with the home. If your heirloom sconces or crystal chandelier won’t be included in the sale, replace them with something that still looks great but you don’t mind leaving with your home.

Are you thinking of listing your home? Give us a call to help you get it ready for its market debut!