What to do before a showing

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Your home is staged, listed and live! Now what? The next step is to make sure your home looks as good as it did the day the photos were done. Here are 10 great tips to keep it that way:

  1. Wipe down cupboards and counters in kitchen and bathroom with vinegar to help deodorize, clean and disinfect.
  2. Sweep, vacuum and mop up spills and crumbs regularly.
  3. Make sure all trash bins are emptied. No one wants to smell yesterday’s dinner.
  4. Keep toilet lids closed at all times.
  5. Make sure the temperature is comfortable. Not too cold, not to hot.
  6. Turn on all the lights.
  7. Open all the blinds and curtains to allow natural light in.
  8. Put away stray toys, clothing, and shoes.
  9. Keep the front foyer clear.
  10. Clean up any pet waste in your yard.

The most important tip? Make sure you’re gone before the potential Buyers arrive!

These guidelines will help you get the most money for your home, and keep things on the up and up!

Cindy-Lou Schmidt
Cindy-Lou Schmidt

Broker of Record, REALTOR®
Cindy-Lou loves serving her hometown, and you’ll likely find her in a coffee shop in a meeting if she’s not found at the Brokerage office, her mobile office (a.k.a. her car) or her home office. Growing up in a family of real estate investors, she has seen the power of real estate in elevating people’s lives and strives to bring value to her community. Cindy-Lou enjoys sharing knowledge as a digital creator through vlogging and blogging while drinking great coffee! During her downtime, she can be found cooking meals from scratch and sneaking snacks with her dog Betty.

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