Prepare to Show Your Home

There is no second chance at a first impression. First impressions are lasting and you want to appeal to prospective buyers from the moment they arrive. Your agent will give you written and oral advice on how to prepare your home with a “Market Ready Listing” before your home is seen by the public.

  • Keep lawn and yard trimmed, edged and free of refuse.
  • Apply fresh paint and polish. Don't make prospective buyers guess how your home could look.
  • Let the sun shine in! Clean windows, open curtains.
  • Fix leaky faucets. Dripping water discolors sinks and suggests faulty plumbing.
  • Bathrooms can help sell a home, so make your bathroom sparkle. Check and repair caulking in tubs and showers.
  • Safety first! Keep walkways and stairs clean. Avoid a cluttered appearance and possible injuries.
  • From top to bottom display the full value of your attic, basement, utility spaces, or garage by removing all unnecessary articles. Provide light to these area for viewing.
  • Arrange bedrooms neatly. Remove excess furniture. Use freshly laundered curtains and bedding.
  • Clean up after pets. Vacuum well and clean and remove any bedding that may carry odors. Pet odors can turn-off a buyer.
  • Keep your house well lit. Potential buyers will feel a glowing warmth when lights are on for an inviting visit.


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