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Tuesday, August 1, 2023   /   by Lance Kelehan


If you're planning on selling your home, preparing it for showings is an essential step in the process. The way your home looks and feels can make a big difference in how potential buyers perceive it, so it's important to put in the effort to make it as inviting as possible. Here are some tips for preparing your home for showings;

  • Declutter and depersonalize: Before you start showing your home, it's important to declutter and depersonalize it as much as possible. This means removing any unnecessary items, such as excess furniture, knick-knacks, and personal photos. This can help potential buyers envision themselves in the space and make it easier for them to see its potential.
  • Deep clean: A clean home is a must when it comes to showings. Make sure to thoroughly clean your home, paying close attention to areas that may not get cleaned regularly, such as baseboards, light fixtures, and windows. Consider hiring a professional cleaning service to help you get your home in top shape.
  • Make repairs and upgrades: If there are any noticeable repairs that need to be made, such as a leaky faucet or a broken tile, make sure to take care of them before you start showing your home. You may also want to consider making some upgrades, such as replacing outdated light fixtures or updating your kitchen countertops, to make your home more appealing to potential buyers.

  • Stage your home: Staging your home can help it look its best and make it more appealing to potential buyers. This may involve rearranging furniture, adding some decorative touches, and making sure that each room has a clear purpose.

  • Keep it clean and organized: Once your home is ready for showings, it's important to keep it clean and organized at all times. This means making the bed each morning, wiping down surfaces, and keeping clutter to a minimum. You never know when a potential buyer may want to schedule a showing, so it's important to be prepared at all times.

  • Be flexible: Finally, it's important to be flexible and accommodating when it comes to showings. Try to be as flexible as possible with your schedule and make sure that your home is always ready for a showing at a moment's notice.

Preparing your home for showings may take some effort, but it can make a big difference in how quickly and easily you're able to sell your home. By following these tips and putting in the effort to make your home as inviting as possible, you can help potential buyers see the full potential of your home and make a successful sale.


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