4 Tips to Get Your Home Show Ready

Four ways to help make selling your home simpler and more efficient.

How can you continue to live in your house once you put it on the market? Your home has always been your sanctuary, your one true personal space, but now it’s listed for sale and will soon get a ton of foot traffic. This can be stressful and make it difficult to continue living your normal life in your house, especially if you have young children. So here are four tips to help you continue living in your for-sale home and keep things a bit less hectic:

1. Start packing now. Packing, decluttering, and storing boxes in the basement or garage is completely acceptable. We want to open up as much space as possible; we’re emphasizing floor space and square footage. The larger it feels, the better the buyers can envision themselves living in your home.

2. Sell, donate, or throw it away. While packing, try to get rid of things you don’t need. My recommendation is that if you haven’t touched an item in a year and it’s not an heirloom or memory, it’s time to part with it and give it to someone who can use it. Try to donate items that are still in decent condition. 

"Packing and storing boxes in the basement or garage is completely acceptable."

3. Get squeaky clean. Buyers prefer a clean, cared-for house. You can get more money from your home if it's decluttered and show-ready! Hire professional cleaners to make it shine. We have some great recommendations who can help make this process so much easier for you.

4. Maintain privacy and safety. Buyers are going to be looking through closets and other areas people wouldn’t typically see. Lock away and keep any prescriptions, important documents, bank statements, etc., from prying eyes to avoid crimes of opportunity. 

Take advantage of this great market by following these tips. If you’d like to dig deeper into the tips above or have any questions about real estate in general, please shoot me an email or give me a call. I would love to help in any way I can.

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