How to Prepare Your Home for Showings
These tips can help your house make the best impression, every time it is previewed by sales professionals or shown to prospective buyers

Exterior

  • Remove toys, newspapers, yard tools and other clutter
  • Mow lawn and trim shrubs
  • Tidy up, pick up after pets
  • Park vehicles in the garage or on the street; leave the driveway clear and garage door closed
  • Add color to the entry way with flowers and potted plants
  • Eliminate cobwebs from doorways; clean all debris
  • Clean and repair any damaged light fixtures

Interior

  • A clean house is attractive to buyers; consider a professional cleaning service to start
  • Make beds, clean up dishes; empty wastebaskets
  • Remove clutter throughout; organize closets and cupboards; put away toys
  • Sleek and spacious sels - consider renting a storage unit for extra furnishings, boxes and clutter
  • Set out "show towels" in bathrooms
  • Freshen the air; potpourri or baked bread aroma; deodorize pet area; set comfortable temperature
  • Do quick vacuuming and dusting
  • Arrange fresh flowers throughout
  • Fire in fireplace, when appropriate
  • Turn off television; play soft background music
  • Open drapes and shades; turn on lights
  • Repair leaky faucets, replace burned out lights and cracked windows
  • Repair leaky faucets, replace burned out lights and cracked windows
  • Spot clean walls around door handles, light switches and other high-traffic areas

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