Your REALTOR® should give you as much notice as possible before a bringing a potential buyer to your home for a showing.  However, it’s a good idea to keep your home neat and orderly, and ready to be shown at a moment’s notice.

What to expect when your home is listed and ready to show:

  • Your REALTOR® may hang a lock box on your door to allow other REALTORS® to show your home when you’re not there.
  • Your REALTOR® may schedule an open house, so that interested buyers can tour the home without an appointment.  Open houses are usually scheduled on a weekend afternoon.  It is preferred that sellers leave their home during an open house.
  • If potential buyers (or just curious lookers) “drop by” and want to see your home, take their name and number and refer them to your REALTOR®.  Don’t show them the house yourself without your REALTOR® there to represent you.

When Your Home Is To Be Shown

It is vital in the home selling process to have your home looking its best when an REALTOR® shows it to potential buyers.  Review the following tips to make sure home is ready for a showing.

  • Turn on all the lights, including the outside entrance, even during the daytime.  Having the lights on brightens up dim areas and prevents harsh shadows caused by sunlight.
  • Turn off the TV.
  • Take your pets with you or ask a friend to keep the pets.  This is especially important during an open house.
  • Put out fresh flowers, your best towels and a nice tablecloth, if suitable to your decor.
  • It is best to leave when an REALTOR® brings a buyer to your house.  This allows the buyer to take his or her time going through the house and to feel more comfortable asking questions.  If you stay, be polite, but let the REALTOR® handle the questions, unless you are asked directly.
  • Do not use scented sprays; in addition to being obvious, the scent may cause an allergic reaction in some people.  A potpourri pot gives off a more natural aroma, as does vanilla.  Place a drop of vanilla on a stove burner and turn it on for just a moment, to emit a “freshly baked cookies” aroma.
  • Empty your kitchen trash, even if it is stored under the kitchen sink.
  • Keep the beds made in all bedrooms.
  • Open all draperies and curtains to let in as much natural light as possible.
  • Pick up newspapers, magazines, empty glasses and other miscellaneous items that tend to get left behind in the living room or family room.
  • Keep the floors swept, mopped or vacuumed.
  • Dust daily.

 

 

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DISCLAIMER: This information is provided for general awareness only and is not intended for the purpose of providing legal, accounting, tax advice or consulting of any kind.  Please consult with a professional in their respective expertise for complete details.