Home Selling Tips To Make Your Home “Show Ready”


Selling your home is putting your best face forward.  In order to put your home’s best face forward I’ve provided you few helpful tips.



1.                Excess clutter tends to distract the Buyer’s eye.

Let’s face it-everyone has mementoes and collectibles with special meaning in their home.  It’s what makes a home; well, a home!  However, to the potential buyer excess clutter can be a distraction.  Remove the special meaning and what do you have? Clutter!  Remove excess magazines, personal items and collectibles from the buyer’s view.  A few well placed items in a neat and clean environment will showcase your homes’ potential.


2.                Pets.

We all love our pets-they are our family. Pets lounging in the house are a great feature but for a good showing the realities of taking care of our pets need to be hidden.  Hide and deodorize those litter boxes and pet beds.  We want the potential buyer’s to remember the home not the litter box.  If your pets are indoors discreetly place their food and water bowls.


3.                Keep it Clean.

Keeping your home “Show Ready” is quite an undertaking but worth the work in the end.  Always remember to wipe down high traffic areas such as fingerprints on doors, smudged mirrors and appliances.  You also want to keep furniture and window blinds dusted as well.  Depending on the time of day, the sun really shows up what we missed.


4.                Freshen it Up.

Smells can have an amazing effect so keep some deodorizing spray handy at all times.  Or, if you do have some time to spare, put a pot of simmering water on the stove and throw in some clove, pumpkin spice and a few cinnamon sticks for a warm and inviting touch or even throw on a pot of coffee.  Remember the bathrooms count too and they carry odors.  


5.                The Great Outdoors.

We cannot forget the outdoors.  Please keep your yard mowed and weeds and shrubs trimmed.  Remember the buyer’s first impression is formed before the front door opens.  Nicely trimmed shrubbery and tree limbs are a must but don’t forget to sweep your driveway (if seen from the street) and your front walk.  If you have an arbor you will want to keep that trimmed up as well.  Clear out excess leaves from your shrubs and window ledges.  Patios and patio furniture also need to be kept clean and inviting.

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Ebby Halliday, Realtors
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