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Home Showing Basics


  • Availability

AgentShow01.jpgYour home should always be available for showings, even though it may sometimes be inconvenient for you. Ask your agent to place a lock box in a convenient place, to make it easy for other agents to show your home to potential buyers.



  • Try not to be home

Prospective buyers will feel like intruders if you are at home when they visit and will have a difficult time visualizing themselves in it.


  • Lighting

Elegant01.jpgTurn on all the indoor and outdoor lights for all showings. Consider replacing lower wattage bulbs with brighter ones where the fixtures safety permits. This makes the home more appealing and appears larger.


  • FragrancesFlowers01.jpg

You want the home to smell pleasant - but your aim is not to hide the odors. Instead try a potpourri pot or something natural. Or place a small drop of vanilla extract on light bulbs before you turn them on.


  • Pet Control

dog.jpgAnother concern is pet control. If you have pets it is best to keep dogs in a penned area in the back yard or take them with you if possible. Cats should be kept in a specific room and the door should be labeled.



  • Trash DisposalLivingroom01.jpg

Don't forget the kitchen trash. Empty it every time someone comes to look at your home. Even if your trash is kept under the kitchen sink.


  • Keep a tidy house

Stairway01.jpgKeep the home tidy. When selling your home it is recommended that you pick up everything. Don't leave anything out of place. Vacuum and dust every day.



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