How To Prepare For Home Showings

If you have hired a realtor to help you sell your home, you have already taken care of a good amount of the job that needs to be done to get the home sold at the right price. There is one important thing that you need to tend to as a seller- that’s getting your home ready to be shown. Once the home is on the market, your realtor will work with you to schedule open houses and times for the home to be shown privately. Whether you only have a few hours or a day or two to prepare for a home showing, there are a few certain areas that you need to tend to in order to help your home appear clean and tidy to impress buyers. 

Sweep Up

It doesn’t take very long to sweep down your hardwood and tile floors. After you do this, run over the floors with a mop to remove any stains that may be present on the floor. 

The Dust Rag Is Your Friend


If you have time, you can do a deep clean of your home. It also doesn’t take a long time to go over the surfaces of your home with a duster. Getting up the dust will not only make your home smell fresher, but it will appear cleaner as well. 

Make The Beds

Your mother told you for years that you need to make your bed in the mornings. She was right. Beds that have been made look much more presentable and homey than rooms with bedding strewn around. If your bedding is looking less than inviting and you have some time before your showing, you may want to pick up some new bedding. The small details are so important when it comes to selling your home, and making the home look inviting is one of them.       

Clear The Clutter Out

Whether it’s piles of clothes on the floor, dirty dishes in the sink, or papers on the counters, clean it up! While you want to give prospective home buyers an idea of what it’s like to live in a place, the home doesn’t need to look “lived in.” Try and get rid of the personal traces that you leave behind as you prepare to sell your home. As a bonus, you should also make sure the trash is empty and fresh. 

Vacuum The Rugs

Running a vacuum over your rugs can really help to freshen the home. If you have pets, this will help remove the odor that animals leave behind. It will also provide a fresh surface for anyone who is touring your home to walk on. 

Turn On The Lights

When you leave the house for a showing or open house, definitely make sure that all of the shades are open and the lights are on. A bright home is an inviting home.      

 

Open house on 7/26/2020 at 258 Shrewsbury Street Holden, MA 01520


Date: 07/26/2020 Time: 2:30 PM to 4:00 PM  
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*.Welcome Home! This Craftsman style Cape has been so well cared for and move in ready. Open living area for living / dining with gas fireplace…built in china closet, hardwood floors Recently renovated kitchen with gas range and granite countertops…looking out to your back yard Large screened porch to a level yard that is a hidden gem…. fenced with tall hedges, lovely trees, rhododendrons your own private garden/ park!! ….. … Master bedroom with a walk in closet.. 2nd floor bath (spa) with whirlpool tub and a view!….Laundry room on second floor. Options for first floor bedrooms? one is currently an office .. the other room will accommodate a king size bed with double closet and sliders to a private deck . Convenient to highway access …shopping, schools This is a very special house… Come take a look! .

Open house on 7/25/2020 at 258 Shrewsbury Street Holden, MA 01520


Date: 07/25/2020 Time: 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM  
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*.Welcome Home! This Craftsman style Cape has been so well cared for and move in ready. Open living area for living / dining with gas fireplace…built in china closet, hardwood floors Recently renovated kitchen with gas range and granite countertops…looking out to your back yard Large screened porch to a level yard that is a hidden gem…. fenced with tall hedges, lovely trees, rhododendrons your own private garden/ park!! ….. … Master bedroom with a walk in closet.. 2nd floor bath (spa) with whirlpool tub and a view!….Laundry room on second floor. Options for first floor bedrooms? one is currently an office .. the other room will accommodate a king size bed with double closet and sliders to a private deck . Convenient to highway access …shopping, schools This is a very special house… Come take a look! .

Open house on 6/14/2020 at 92 Virginia Dr Leicester, MA 01542


Date: 06/14/2020 Time: 2:00 PM to 3:30 PM  
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… PRICE ADJUSTMENT!….GREAT OPPORTUNITY….Welcome to Oak Ridge Estates….a lovely Active 55 + Community in the Rochdale section of Leicester. Quiet neighborhood location tucked away from commotion and great walking area. Convenient to Rts 56..20 Mass Pike and easy access to Worcester. Corner lot and beautiful gardens…..Welcoming front porch. Original owners have made this a home to enjoy., Open living / dining / kitchen area…cathedral ceiling….Granite counter island and bar…..Built in electric fireplace….Spacious Master bedroom and second bedroom on first floor. Living room opens to the sunroom…and patio area…. Second floor loft area was the game room ..plus another room for maybe an office?. Lower level (not included in SF) offers finished space plus media room accommodates seating for the football games or “Movie Night”…Large workshop and another area for storage..Unit is set up for generator .