One of the most challenging parts of placing a house on the market is always having it showing ready. Even the most organized, neat-freaks have a tough time ensuring that on a moment’s notice, their house is prepared for people to come view. Well, after years of helping individuals sell and buy homes, the team at Twin City Real Estate Services has picked up a few tips and tricks to make keeping your home showing ready, really easy.
Pack the Unnecessary
Some say that you can pack too early when it comes to a move, but honestly, there’s nothing wrong with packing up the items that you hardly use. In fact, packing up some of these items can help you keep your house showing ready. The main reason that this works is that it declutters your house and helps you take a step in the right direction for your move later on.
Though it can help to pack up some items in advance, you don’t want to pack up too much. Empty houses may look nice and clean when they’re being shown, but they also make it much more difficult to imagine what a life in your house could look like. Try your best to make your house still looked live in, but a little lighter on the clutter.
Optimize Storage Spaces
If you have storage spaces throughout your house, you will want to make the most of them. Storage spaces can help you keep those smaller items that turn into clutter out of sight and out of mind when someone comes to look at your house. A great example of this would be any television stand that you have and the storage that it offers. Allow for this to be a place where you tuck away DVDs, magazine and gaming pieces in the case that someone comes to visit.
The same concept goes for families with children or dogs. From the toys that are usually scattered across the floor to the snacks and treats that build up on the counters, storage is going to be your best friend for showings. Life gets busy, and the chance of you finding a fool-proof system for organizing these unpredictable animals (both your children and your pets) is slim to none. Instead, keep storage readily available so that you can throw it in there when a showing is sprung on you.
Trust Your Realtor
These are only two of the things that you can do to keep your home organized and clean in the chance of a showing, but there are so many others. Talking to your real estate agent is one of the best things that you can do when it comes to preparation. They are going to know your space the best, and they’ll be able to provide you with guidance on a room to room basis so that your house looks it’s absolute best.
As much as we try to avoid any last minute showings, they are inevitable. If there is any part of your home that you’re concerned about concerning showings, let us know! We can help you come up with methods that make it easy for you to be prepared at all times.