How to Prepare for a Showing (in a hurry!)

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ

 

When selling your home, it is important to try to keep your house decluttered & clean, so that it is in tip-top shape for when you get that call from your realtor that he/she is bringing over a prospective buyer. However, in our hectic lives, we all know that it is impossible to always to ready! These 10 tips will help you prepare for a showing in a hurry:

1.     Mini mop ups

Sweep the kitchen, bathroom, and entryway.

2.     Dust the furniture

A quick wipe down of the furniture, TV screens, and computer monitors.

3.     Clean off counters

All counters should be clean and clear of clutter.

4.     Beds made

 

5.     Garbage cans empty

 

6.     Carpets vacuumed

Focus your efforts on the entry and living room.

7.     Lights on

Also be sure your windows are clean.

8.     Load the dishwasher

Clear the dishes off the counters by loading the dishwasher (don't start the cycle if it will be running during the showing).

9.     Load the washer and dryer

Pick up any dirty clothes and place them in a hamper or loaded into the washer or dryer.

10.  Pick up every room

Walk through the house and pick up everything off the floors and counter surfaces.

 

Don't worry; if you can't do everything, do the most important things first!

 

For more tips on preparing for a showing, visit the full article from Trulia.

 

 

 

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Jodi Goldberg, Top Realtor in Marlboro NJ/Manalapan NJ Homes for  (RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ)

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Pat Champion
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You are right do what you can to prepare for the showing better to prepare on short notice than no showing at all. Have a great weekend.

Jan 10, 2014 05:34 AM #1
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Jodi Goldberg
RE/MAX Central Marlboro, Manalapan NJ - Marlboro, NJ
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Thanks Pat. Agree! Enjoy the weekend!

Jan 10, 2014 07:08 AM #2
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Tina Parker
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Great list.  I would suggest adding: open all window coverings.

Jan 10, 2014 11:12 AM #3
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Jodi Goldberg
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Very important Tina! Thanks for mentioning that! Have a nice weekend!

 

Jan 11, 2014 12:45 AM #4
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Sharon Tara
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I agree that time may not permit being 100% ready at all times, but it should be the goal.  Sellers should give it their best try to be "show ready" whenever they leave their home.

Jan 15, 2014 01:11 AM #5
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True Sharon!

Jan 15, 2014 02:46 AM #6
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