One of the most stressful parts of selling your home is prepping for showings and open houses. While there are things you can do well ahead of time to get your home ready, I’ve outlined a checklist of ways you can make a great first impression in 30 minutes or less.
☑️ Hide everyday clutter like laundry, towels, small appliances, toys, dishes, etc.
☑️ Hide all evidence of your pets, such as water bowls, litter boxes, cat towers, toys, and leashes
☑️ Don’t cook anything spicy or fragrant (especially fish) 1-2 hours before a showing
☑️ Replace towels with fluffy white towels – this will make the bathroom feel larger and cleaner
☑️ Empty the trash and wipe down all countertops and fixtures
☑️ Make the beds
☑️ Open all of the curtains and the blinds and turn on ALL of the lights
☑️ Turn the thermostat to 70-72 degrees. You don’t want buyers to feel uncomfortable
☑️ Sweep and vacuum (if you are short on time, aim for the main living areas)
Buyers can tell if a home has been well cared for and maintained, so it’s important to have your home deep cleaned before you start showings. You want to make a lasting first impression, and sell them a 𝘭𝘪𝘧𝘦𝘴𝘵𝘺𝘭𝘦. Your job is to make it as easy as possible to help them picture themselves living in your home.
If you’d like more tips on how to get your home ready to sell, I’m here to help!