Making Your Home Show Ready

Dated: 10/26/2016

Views: 188

If you're home is currently on the market, no doubt your real estate professional did a little coaching with you to advise on things you should probably do to have your home ready to show. Most of the time these are common things, like cutting the grass, keeping the clutter put away, and keep all looking and smelling good. Today we look at 4 more key things you should be prepared to do according to a recent article in The New York Times. 

The article noted that making a home show-ready doesn't have to mean doing a complete remodel. The publishing giant asked for a couple of key things the seller should do from several top agents. They had the following to offer:

  • Be sure each room has 3 points of light. Combine lamps with one overhead light; add a task lamp, a floor lamp and over head lights, whatever will give you the best light from each source. 

  • Shine the floors. Yes, the return of daily dust mopping and more attention to the condition of floors to decide when wax or other shine applications should be utilized. Buyers love "miles of glowing hardwoods". 

  • Tidy up the bathrooms. We've touched on this one before, but it bears repeating, after all, a top national agent submitted this one as a 'must do'. Think about yourself as a buyer, would you want to look at toothbrushes, toothpaste and hairspray on countertops? Would you even see the countertops? Our point exactly. 

  • Deep clean. The key: Make the home sparkle. Wash the windows, inside and out. Vacuum the dust in exhaust fans. Clean exhaust fans in the kitchen, and look for grease. Oh yeah, they're gonna look there!

There are many more things you can do to have great showings. Not sure what you should be paying attention to? Call us! We'd love to take you for a spin around your home with a fresh pair of eyes. We've consulted with hundreds of clients, and have had some pretty awesome feedback from showings. Our office phone is (423) 433-6517 if you'd like to schedule a no obligation consultation, or just stop in and see us at our office inside Keller Williams Realty at 1033 Hamilton Place in Johnson City. We'll help you get ready for the best showings ever!

Blog author image

Wes Shields

Wes Shields, Team Owner and Listing Agent for The Shields Team at Keller Williams Realty of Johnson City Tennessee, has a long and very impressive list of accomplishments in his 10+ years in the real ....

Want to Advertise on this Site?

Latest Blog Posts

Is That Really A Bedroom

It seems kind of silly to have to ask the question, "is that a bedroom?" when you see what obviously looks like one. Our friend, you might just be surprised that what you see might NOT be a bedroom

Read More

Avoiding The ICK

Maybe you've seen The Property Brothers on HGTV. Actually, we should say we know you've seen. Drew and Jonathan Scott have one the hearts of millions of viewers in the HGTV television series, The

Read More

What Happen To Your Credit Score When You Buy A Home

You've become obsessed with your credit score, guarding it carefully, and keeping a close eye on it to have everything in order when you apply for a home loan. That score will will not only affect

Read More

Reasons To Buy A Home At The Holidays

It seems home buying is the last thing on our minds at this time of year, and especially this year, being an election year, and of course we're officially full speed into Thanksgiving and Christmas

Read More