THINGS TO REMEMBER JUST BEFORE SHOWING
Broker's will call ahead to schedule showings as we have outlined in our comments. We have a one-hour Phone to Show notice built into our comments but agents tend to give a bit more heads up. They will inform you they are planning to show your home and make sure there is no opposition.
Always give enough time to the Broker and their client(s) touring your home. Some showings last just a couple minutes while others can take over an hour. Buyers want to spend a little time and ensure this is the right fit and so we suggest you allow at least one hour for a showing.
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES DURING SHOWINGS
KEEP LIGHTS ON
Leave lights on. Make it feel as light and bright as possible by leaving al l necessary lighting on to ensure an inviting, warm and positive feel as buyers and agents enter your home.
Sweep, vacuum, mop as necessary.
LIVING AREAS DECLUTTERED
Furniture clear, misc items have been tidied up. Cords tied neatly, TV off.
Beds are neatly made and floors are clear. Closets as tidy as possible so buyers can ssee how much space they will have.
Clear all countertops.
Clear sink of all dishes.
Keep small appliances tucked away during showings.
Remove all personal items from counter tops.
Keep toilets clean & closed.
Towels hung nicely.
Refer to pictures taken during staging for reminders on exactly how things are to be placed for showings.
Keep blinds open to ensure as much light enters the home as possible. If needed, wipe down.
CLIENTS WITH PETS...
Place dog bowls and any signs of pets in the garage during showing.
CLIENTS WITH KIDS...
Ensure all toys are tucked neatly into closets.
Tips: refer to pictures taken during staging fro reminders on how room should be set.
OUTDOOR YARD CARE & MAINTENANCE
Mow lawn once every two weeks in the winter and once a week during summer months.
Rake leaves as needed seasonally.
Sweep front patio
Keep back deck and yard clear
If keeping your home clean or yard looking fab during the listing process feels a a bit daunting, we are happy to refer you to one of our cleaners! We have a "showing clean" rate which allows someone else to do the dirty work between showings.