When your home is on the market, whether you have a golf course home for sale in Brandon, a condo for sale in New Port Richey, or a waterfront home for sale in Belleair Beach, it’s important that your home looks its best when buyers are coming to see it.
So what do you do immediately before a showing?
What to Do Before Buyers Show Up for a Tour
Make sure your entire home is clean – and that includes dusting, making the beds, vacuuming lines into the carpet, and polishing fixtures. Pay special attention to the kitchen and the bathrooms, because these are often the two most important areas of a house for buyers.
Turn on all the lights in every room, and open all your window dressings to let in as much natural light as possible. (If some windows overlook a bad view, though, slant the blinds or leave the drapes partially closed.)
Adjust the temperature so your home is comfortable inside. (Your utility bills may go up a little bit while your home is on the market, but it’s typically better to pay a few bucks more so buyers don’t have a bad experience in your home.)
Leave out bottled water if it’s hot, or prepackaged treats and snacks that buyers can take on their way out.
Make sure you’re taking all your pets with you when you leave the home, too – nobody wants to be confronted by an unfamiliar dog or startled by a frightened cat. (If you have creepy-crawly pets, remember that not everyone has an affinity for them – so take them when you leave, too.)
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