Taylor Yates | February 28, 2023
Are you selling your home and getting ready for showings? If so, congratulations! It is an exciting time. And while it may seem like there's a lot to do to get your home ready for sale and to make sure it shows its best during inspections, there's one critical item that will make the process easier, especially if you're still living in the property while it's for sale: your home showing checklist.
A good home showing checklist will help you get your home in top shape for every showing and make sure you're prepared for anything that comes up. It's your easy reference to run through before a home showing.
Not sure what should be on your checklist? Don't worry; we've got you covered. Read on for our top tips for creating a killer home-showing checklist.
Make sure your home is clean, including sweeping, mopping, and dusting.
Keeping a clean home is no easy feat, but when your home is on the market, there's never been a more critical time to keep your space tidy. Make sweeping, mopping, and dusting a part of your regular routine so that you can be ready for a home showing at a moment's notice.
Put away all personal items such as photos, toiletries, and medications.
Make sure all potential buyers are impressed with the home by clearing away any personal items, such as photos, toiletries, and medications. This will help give prospective buyers a sense of homeyness and protect your privacy. Make your home showing a success, and stow away those sensitive items!
Declutter surfaces like countertops, coffee tables, and dressers.
It doesn't take long for little knick-knacks, mail, and all the other miscellaneous items to start covering up your once-pristine surfaces. Quickly freshen up your space by decluttering your surfaces. Clean surfaces help make a space feel bigger, cleaner, and more inviting.
Secure your valuables.
When planning for a home showing, remember the importance of securing your valuables. Put jewelry and other small objects in a safe place, or remove them from the home if possible. Maintaining security precautions will give you peace of mind when parties are touring your property.
Open up all the curtains and blinds to let in natural light.
Natural light brings warmth and energy into a home, making it look and feel more inviting. In one swell swoop, you can instantly show off your property's views and make it look bigger and brighter. While artificial lights are also useful in creating inviting atmospheres, nothing will bring as much life inside as natural light.
Turn on all the lights in the house, even if it's daytime.
Even if the sun is shining, turning on the lights in your home can make a big difference. This home showing hack helps create a welcoming atmosphere and draw the eye to certain spaces, highlighting desirable aspects of your home.
Put out fresh towels in the bathrooms and make sure there are no dishes in the sink.
One small but important task is to put out fresh towels and check that you have no dishes in the sink. These simple details may seem inconsequential, but they go a long way in creating an inviting atmosphere.
Play soft music.
Playing soft music can be a great way to create a tranquil atmosphere. Not only is it pleasant to the ears, but it can also set the stage for potential homebuyers to imagine themselves living in the home.
Are you ready to sell your home? Screenshot the below handy checklist then get in touch with The Yates Team to find out how we can help you achieve your real estate goals.
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