How To Keep Your House Ready to Show!
One of the last questions my sellers will ask me after a Home Staging Consultation is…
How am I supposed to
keep it this way
while we’re living in it?
Having had my own house on the market many times, I can tell you that it can be done! You just need a good checklist and some organization.
And, enlist all family members to help you keep your house is show-ready condition.
Make cleaning and picking up a daily habit
-Vacuum or sweep daily
-At the end of every day, make sure that all countertops are wiped down. Put away items you’ve used during the day and meal preparation.
-Go through each room and pick up papers, trash,clothing, glasses etc.
-Empty all trash cans
-Run your garbage disposal and put ice cubes, baking powder and vinegar down it.
-Check your laundry room and fold or hang items you have there.
-Check your office for financial papers and bills left lying around.
Purchase easy to use boxes or bins for storing everyday items.
-Purchase a small plastic carrier for every person in your home to keep in their bathroom. This makes it easy for them to access their personal items such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, cleansers, etc without having them sitting on the counter.
-When your house is on the market, you’ll want to make sure that your personal and financial files are locked away. However for items you’ll need daily, purchase covered file boxes for storage.
Pay attention to your exterior daily
-Make sure that spider webs and bugs are removed from your entry.
-Make sure that plants are watered daily if they need it.
-Make sure you pool is clean, especially if it is during our hot muggy summer months. Or, if in the fall, clear of leaves.
A house that is priced correctly and shows its value stands a better chance of being at the top of the Buyer’s list.
And when that buyer comes to the door, make sure you’ve made sure that you house is ready for them!