Real Estate Watch – Berkshire Hathaway
How to Keep Your House in “Show Ready Condition” When You Are Trying to Sell Your Home
With the spring buying season quickly approaching we thought we would give you some suggestions on how to keep your home in “show ready condition” when your home goes on the market. We all know that everyday life is hectic, even when you are not trying to sell your home. Here are a couple of thoughts:
You have to pack up to move anyway, so go ahead and start the process. We suggest starting with personal items including family photos, collectibles, breakables, and valuables. Next you may ask where to put these items. How about in the garage? Start neatly stacking boxes on one side of the garage, but be sure there is plenty of room for walking around and always leave access to any electrical outlets, water heater, or doorways for safety purposes.
Then, we suggest putting a basket of cleaning supplies under each bathroom sink and in the kitchen for quick touch-ups. The baskets should include cleaning items such as: counter wipes, mirror cleaner, a duster, and a sponge. That way you will be able to clean up before a showing and not have to run all over the house trying to find the cleaning supplies.
Finally use a plastic laundry basket to place miscellaneous items in before a showing. This is perfect if you have pets or kids who have toys around. You can then take the basket with you in the car when you run out the door and once the showing is over you can bring it back in and let the kids or pets play again.
These are just a few of the many suggestions we give our clients. If you are thinking of buying or selling your home please give us a call. 2015 Chairman’s Circle Platinum Award Winners placing us in the top 1% of real estate agents nationwide, we are your first and only call for all of your real estate needs.
Glenn Holtz & Tanya Gabriella
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