Quick Tips to Showing Your Home

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Here’s a great list of tips to make note of before a showing.

Via Lifestyle Realty Group:

Quick Tips to Showing Your Home

  

Your home is for sale, you’ve been keeping it tidy and the yard mowed.  While Realtors usually give you time to prepare the house for showing, there are times you will receive a call that a Realtor is “just around the corner” and wishes to show your house.  Don’t Panic…Follow these quick tips to showing your home provided by the professionals at Lifestyle Realty Group:

 

•¨     Turn off TV and tune the radio to soft rock or classical station.

 

•¨      Turn every light on in the house, open all drapes and blinds.

 

•¨     Light candles or make a pot of coffee (to make the house smell nice).

 

•¨     Wipe kitchen counters, put dirty dishes in dishwasher.

 

•¨     Wipe bathroom counters, flush toilets, and put toilet lids down.

 

•¨     Hide magazines, newspapers, remove clutter from living room.

 

•¨     Make beds, hide clutter under beds, not in closets!

 

•¨     Another great hiding place for clutter is inside the clothes dryer.

 

•¨     On the outside, keep walks clear, put toys away.

 

•¨     Children or pets are a distraction, take them for a walk or ride.

 

Say Goodbye.  This is the SINGLE most important thing you can do in a showing to help sell your home.  You must leave, or go for a walk in the backyard.  The buyers need to be emotionally committed to a home before they buy it, and this is hard to do if the current owners are there.

About susanmorrison

After living in Walpole, MA for many years, our family was transferred to the west coast when I was a senior in high school. In 1983, I graduated from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, California. I am also a 1987 graduate of Providence College with a major in liberal arts and a minor in business administration. I bring to the table many years of sales experience beginning with thirteen years in Corporate Sales at Delta Air Lines. I'm the mother of three children and I'm very active within the Franklin, MA community. I am also a cancer survivor and support the American Cancer Society Charities.

My husband and I have built five homes and I've lived in a variety of other locations including Toronto Canada, Irving Texas and my current home in Franklin, MA. As a result of all my moving around, I came to the conclusion that I was an expert at moving...why not become an expert on the other side of the table? I earned my real estate license in 2004 and believe that I have found my true niche'. I can empathize with my clients on a variety of levels; whether they are buying or selling. And, like so many other good realtors out there, I believe that possessing good communication skills is one of the many keys to success.

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