Showing Tips To Sell Your Metro DC Area Home

 Let's say you just received a showing request and a potential buyer will show up in an hour. You have only sixty minutes to get your home show its best condition. When you list your property with me, I always suggest my clients to maintain a higher standard than usual so when showing requests are received, you will have already addressed most of the items.

Take your sixty minute time to cover the items below and I guarantee you will have a much better chance to sell your home.

Enhance Your Curb Appeal

Do you believe in love at first sight? Surprisingly enough, most buyers make their decision to get in to your house or not within several seconds. Therefore, your curb appeal plays a crucial role in getting the offer you want. 

  • Organize the main entrance.
  • Clean the foyer area, outside the front door and shake off your mat if any.
  • Put away things that may cause clutter. i.e. toys.

Create A Welcoming Environment

  • Turn on lights or open the curtains or blinds in each room.
  • Clean all dishes and keep the sink and dish strainer empty.
  • Make the beds and put away any laundry.
  • Organize living and work spaces.

Before You Leave

  • Vacuum the carpets if necessary.
  • Wipe down kitchen, bathroom counter tops and dining table.
  • Light a simple scent candle.

If you maintain a higher than usual standard of your home, these tips above should cover the basics to get ready for a showing in sixty minutes. Buyers will definitely appreciate you maintaining your home clean and clutter free. Although it is hard to keep this high standard, your effort will eventually pay off when you close on the sale.  

Presenting your home clean and neat is one of the easiest ways to sell your home fast for a great price.


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Listing information last updated on February 24th, 2018 at 9:36pm CST.