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Sellers-A Handy Checklist Before Your Buyers Show Up!

If you are planning to sell your house or if your house is already on the market, please strive to do the things on the Checklist provided by Kathy Streib.  

Thank you Kathy for this very helpful list!!

 

Sellers-A Handy Checklist Before Your Buyers Show Up!

 

You’ve prepared your house for sale and now the moment has come.  You’ve home staging checklistbeen notified that there is a scheduled showing! Yea...buyers are coming but don’t leave the house just yet!

 

This is important because you want to maximize every showing that your house will have. Remember, there are no second chances.

 

Even with a nightly routine of making sure your house will be ready for buyers, there are always last minute items that need to be done.

Having a check-list can help take the panic out of getting everything ready.

 

Kitchen

_Clear dishes from sink and counters

_Wipe counters

_Run disposal with ice cubes

_Lights on

_Empty trash

Bedrooms

         _Beds made

         _ Lights on

          _Window coverings up/open

          _Clothes/shoes put up

          _Water glasses/food removed

Bathrooms

         _ Lights on

          _Counters wiped and cleared

          _Personal items under counter or out of sight

         _ Wipe mirrors

          _Straighten towels

          _Toilet seats DOWN!

          _Empty wastebaskets

Family Room

          _Lights on

          _Pick up magazines, shoes, glasses

         _ Straighten pillows

          _Open window coverings

Office

         _ Lights on

          _Computers off

          _Laptops stored away

          _Personal and financial papers locked away.

          _Open window coverings

Laundry room

          _Lights on

          _Laundry-clean or dirty- put out of sight

          _Dog bowls, beds, toys stored out of sight

Entry

         _ Lights on

          _ Shoes, mail, bags put away

Front door

          _Check for spider webs and bugs

           _Check door mat

Patio/pool/deck area

          _Put away pool equipment

           _Straighten chairs/table

Extras

        _Spritz with air freshener but nothing too strong

         _View each room from the door for a final check

 

Finally, remove yourself and your pets!

 

ready to view

 

Selling your home is never easy but having plans in place can go a long way in making it so.

Unless you enjoy having to keep your house in a show-ready state, make sure that you follow this check list.

Learn more about preparing your house for sale.

 

Best of luck with your showing!

                  



 

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