Before each showing
01 Illuminate Your Space
Turn on all lights including appliance lights and closet lights, ensuring no bulbs are missing or burned out. A well-lit home feels warm and inviting.
02 Showcase Natural Light
Open all shutters and drapes to brighten up your home and showcase any appealing views. Natural light can make spaces feel larger and more welcoming.
03 Create a Calming Atmosphere
Turn off TVs or set them to a soft music station to create a calm, pleasant ambiance.
04 Temperature Control
Set the indoor temperature to a comfortable level. A well-ventilated home invites buyers to explore at their leisure without rushing due to discomfort.
05 Highlight Outdoor Features
If you have a pool, turn on the water feature. During evening showings, illuminate the pool area to create a serene outdoor setting.
06 Tidy Bedrooms
Ensure all beds are neatly made. A tidy bedroom helps buyers envision a peaceful night’s sleep.
07 Kitchen Cleanliness
Clear all dirty dishes from the sink and counter tops. A clean kitchen is a huge selling point for many buyers.
08 Bathroom Etiquette
Lower all toilet seats and tuck away personal products in the showers/baths. A decluttered bathroom appears more spacious and hygienic.
09 Secure Your Valuables
Lock away valuables, jewelry, and money. Although an agent will be present, it's prudent to secure personal items for peace of mind.
10 Manage Pets
Relocate pets to a neighbor’s home or keep them outside. If that’s not feasible, confine them to one room and inform the agent to avoid unexpected encounters.
11 Unobtrusive Presence
Ideally, vacate your home during the showing. This allows prospective buyers to explore freely and discuss their impressions openly without feeling observed.