Home buying is primarily based on emotions. Sellers should capitalize on this in every possible way. Have a showing plan in place. Stage your home, clean it immaculately and do the extra things that make your home shine in the best possible light.
Treat each showing as if your favorite person on earth was coming for a visit. If the goal is to sell your home, each prospective buyer should be treated this way. Make a to-do list assigning daily and weekly tasks to each family member for easy maintenance. The following tips are proven to work so follow these for the best home showings possible.
Basic Plan: This is your list of high priority item checklist
Your home should receive a thorough cleaning.
Vehicles should be in the clean, organized garage.
Equipment and toys should be out of sight.
Garden hoses should stay rolled up or out of sight.
Yard should be mowed and manicured.
Porches, sidewalks and driveway should be swept.
Showing Day Plan: The power of three questions
Does your home appear spotless?
Have you picked up items and wiped down surfaces?
Is the carpet vacuumed in one direction and are the floors shiny?
Have you opened shutters, blinds and drapes?
Have you turned on lamps and lights?
At night, make sure the porch lights are on.
Open the windows to let out offensive smells, empty trash.
Loud fragrances may be offensive.
Light air fresheners are recommended.
Is there a fire in the fireplace?
Is there one area that invites cozy? Ex: champagne glasses on master bed
Are there plants or fresh cut flowers?
Are TV, computer, and radio turned off?
Turn on your fountains inside and out.
Turn on soft or romantic background music.
Did you put away your valuables?
Did you double check your entrance for a full candy dish?
Are your pets put away or with you?
Did you leave additional home information accessible?
Follow these planning tips for the best possible showing available. Don’t forget the most important tip of all. Leave your home and let your realtor handle the questions. Ask your realtor for feedback after showings. If there is one item that continually comes up, make that change as soon as possible.