Get Ready for the Showing

showingGet ready for the showing!

  • Bake cookies or a pie right before you leave

  • Light scented candles or use potpourri, particularly in the bathroom – don’t overdue it

  • Do the dishes, put away the laundry, straighten up newspapers and the kids’ toys, and generally tidy up

  • Vacuum or rake up matted areas of the carpet, including stairs

  • Keep the television off and leave on some easy listening very quiet music to make the setting peaceful and serene

  • Let in the sunshine in! Open windows (if nice out) for fresh air and open drapes and curtains for natural light

  • Check the temperature, nice and warm in the winter, cool in the summer – 72 degrees is a perfect setting

  • Pets under foot?  Keep them out of the way, preferably out of the house

  • Just before you leave, turn on all of the lights throughout the house, garage and basement to make it feel welcoming

  • Be sure they feel welcome.  Invite them to take their time looking, and tell them you will be leaving to run errands