Show Your Home at Its Best

Homes tend to sell more quickly and for higher prices when they show their best.


It’s very important that your home shows well.  We’re also aware that it can’t always be perfect.  After all, you and your family must live there, too.  Develop a routine that will allow you to pick up and be prepared to show in a reasonable period without duress... a 45 minute countdown, for example.  This means that certain things must be done in advance.  For example, beds should be made up first thing in the morning and dirty dishes placed in the dishwasher after use so that you needn’t rush around tending to this matter at the last moment.  This way you can prepare for each showing in an organized, hassle free routine.


Before each showing...


Pick Up Every Room

Check counters, floors, halls and stairs.  Straighten up or remove newspapers, magazines, mail, toys, clothing, recreation gear, glasses and dishes.


Turn On All Lights

Even those in closets and storage rooms.  Electric lights have an amazing capability for creating an illusion of lightness, airiness and largeness.


Open All Drapes, Shades and Blinds

Do all that you can to create a bright and light ambiance. 


The Bedrooms

Make up the beds, neatly and attractively, early in the morning.  This is a job you don’t want to have to do when you learn that the buyers will be there within the hour.


Clean Air

Keep air fresheners in closets, bathrooms and kitchen.  Be especially careful to keep kitchen odors

fresh. Coffee brewing or a cinnamon coffee cake baking in the oven have a lasting, inviting effect.


Television and Radio Off

The television and radio should be turned off.  Let the agent and the buyer talk, free of disturbances.



During the right time of year, a cozy fire may be just the right touch that does the trick.


Air Conditioning

If the weather is warm and sultry, have your air conditioning operating.


The Entryway

It is the first and last impression that your buyers will have of your home.  Make it a good one.  Check it regularly for sharpness