Get Your House Ready to Present in Ten Minutes

Oh my gosh, quick! You just received a phone call and the house is going to be shown! You need to quickly get the house show ready before the buyers and their agent get there. Here are some tips to help you have the house shown in the best light, quickly.

  • Turn on all lights, even during the day
  • Open all drapes and shades to let in the natural light
  • Pick up the rooms. Hide clutter
  • Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Take everything off the countertops
  • Put toys in the toy box or under the bed
  • Move bikes, wagons, and skateboards to their place in the garage
  • Turn on the radio to a classical or light rock station and turn off the television
  • Take the family out of the house during the showing
  • Keep pets outdoors or caged when your home is being shown
  • Let the real estate professional show your home to the buyers they are representing. If you happen to be at home during the showing, try to remain in an area of the home that is not being shown by the real estate agent
  • When evening showings occur, have your home well lite. Be sure to turn on outside lights, both in the front and the back of the hosue
  • Smells are important. Pop a frozen bread product into the oven
  • Park the cars down the street
  • Sprinkle salt on the frozen steps
  • Take out the trash