Can I be real for a second? I’ve shown A LOT of homes, and can I just say that one of the BEST, BEST, BEST things you can do as a seller is oh-so-simply but incredibly underrated. It's this:
Clean. Yep. Clean. You'd be shocked at the number of homes I show that simply aren’t clean. So, if you’re getting your home ready for the market and stressing about showings, my biggest piece of advice is this: Do a top-to-bottom deep clean of your house before it hits the market. Even if you have to hire it out, do it. It's worth every penny!
After cleaning, here are a few other things to keep in mind as you prepare for a showing...
# 1 Hide everyday clutter like laundry, towels, dish rags, small appliances, toys, dishes, and pet "stuff."
# 2 Replace bath towels with crisp white "show" towels.
# 3 Take out the trash and put the toilet seats down.
# 4 Clean and wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters.
# 5 Make the beds.
# 6 Vacuum and sweep all floors. Start with the living areas.
# 7 Put valuables away or take them with you.
# 8 Open the interior doors, turn on the lights, and open all blinds and curtains.
Showings can be stressful (especially on short notice!), but when your house is clean, it's not nearly as hard to get it looking its best! If you'd like more tips on how to get your home ready to sell, I'm here! Shoot me a DM, and let’s talk.