Updated: May 26, 2020
So you just got the call!! Your agent is scheduling a showing for your property with a potential buyer.
Time to get busy...
Buyers are curious creatures and will look everywhere (yes, even in your medicine cabinet and sock drawer)
Roll up your garden hose
Clean up kids toys
Organize your garage/storage areas
Sweep your patios
If you have a pool, make sure it is clean and free of leaves and debris
Walk around your home and clean up as needed
Inside the home
Make sure the dishes are done and cleaned up
Clear your countertops ( as much as possible)
Make the beds
Tidy up your closets
Close your toilet seats
Place some fresh flowers on your table
Turn on every light in the house
Open up every curtain
Turn on every ceiling fan
On a hot day, make sure you cool off the house and have the AC's running
Tidy up the property (dishes done, trash emptied, beds umade, counters clear and clean)
Tidy up the property (dishes done, trash emptied, beds made, counters clear and clean)
Go out for a walk or a drive during the showing
Let the agent sell your property
What to expect during the showing?
Buyers will test the water pressure, open cabinets, walk around the property
After the showing
The agent will finish all showings scheduled for the day and send you a follow-up to let you know how the showing went and share the probability of an offer.
Keep in mind that currently, the average property is on the market for 6-18 months and require a lot of showings as most clients are purchasing a second home and typically not in the rush to purchase.