Showings are a huge part of selling your home. In fact, without them, it would be pretty challenging to get a qualified buyer. Though that may be the case, they certainly aren’t fun, especially when you aren’t prepared for them. In today’s blog post we’re going to touch on a few of the things that you can do to prepare your house for those last-minute showings.
Declutter the Space
Something that everyone loves being able to see when they’re walking through a house is the potential to make it their home. They don’t want to see the mess that your life has accumulated strewn about the home. The first thing that you should do, before showings are ever scheduled, is declutter.
Get rid of the items that you haven’t touched in years or are just taking up space on your counters. Gather it all and have a garage sale one weekend. Why not make a few extra bucks on the stuff that you’re getting rid of? Most importantly, this will make the packing part of moving a little bit easier and will also make it so much easier to prepare for those out-of-the-blue showings.
Do Some Light Packing
Now that you’ve decluttered your space, the next step is removing anything that’s unnecessary. This is the best time to start packing up items that you hardly use and get them ready for the big move. This does two things for you:
It also contributes to making preparation for open houses a little bit easier.
It helps you get a head start on packing up your house.
Once you’ve got it packed, rent out a storage space and store it there or keep it in your basement so that it’s not the first thing people see when touring your home. You may not love doing it now, but you’ll be glad that you got a head start once the house sells and you’ve got a busy schedule to work “moving” into.
One Big Deep Cleaning
Last minute cleaning is extremely stressful, and it usually leads to a sloppy job. For that reason, we suggest having one day that you dedicate to deep cleaning your home. It’s not a fun thing to do, but when your real estate agent calls about a showing, you won’t have nearly as much work to get done. Again, this will also contribute to the ease of moving when the house has sold.
If you’re not up to the challenge of cleaning your entire home, then it might be worth it to hire a professional cleaning company and have them come in and get the job done. This might cost a little bit extra, but it will save you some time at the end of the day.
Talk to Your Realtor
If you’re ready to sell your home, then showings are in the near future for you. The methods that we’ve mentioned above are great ways to work on preparing your home for those showings, but one of the best resources that you’ll have is your Realtor. They will provide you with guidance that is specific to your house.
If you’re interested in selling your Castle Pines Home, it’s time to contact the Rowley Group. With decades of experience, there’s no doubt that we can help you showcase the best features of your home.