I advice sellers on staging the home and clearing clutter and cleaning the house before it goes on the market. Sellers usually request advance notice for showings and most of the time we are able to honor their request.
Sometimes buyers come from out of town and the agent may nor have enough time to give notice, sometimes while looking at other homes in the area the buyers may see your home they from the outside and ask the agent if they can see it.
Sellers should be prepared for such buyers.
These tips will help you get your house ready for short notice showings.
You can request the agent to show another house and then come back in 20- 30 minutes. They can then start looking at your home from the outside and go to the yard first.
1. First put the dirty dishes in the dishwasher. You may not have time to do the dishes. If you do not own a dishwasher, rinse the dishes and hide them by putting in a trash bag and keeping it somewhere.Wipe the counters .
2.Go to all the rooms and pick up everything that is lying on the floor. If there are dirty clothes, put them in the washing machine. While going from room to room, turn on all the lights even if it is in the day time.
3.Make the beds while you are in each room.
4.Let the sunlight in to each room if it is in the day time.
5.Remove wet towels from the bathrooms , put down toilet lids .
Do not turn down appointments as the buyer may find something thye like and may not come back.
When you read about events please check the year for the event as some people find information a year later and think it is for that year. . The posts remain online even after the event.
Gita Bantwal is a Realtor with RE/MAX Centre Realtors in Bucks County, a Northern suburb of Philadelphia. You can view 1000s of listings on her web site www.GitaBantwal.com
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Gita specializes in Active adult communities and is a Seniors Real Estate Specialist. She holds the ABR designation (Accredited Buyers Representative) and specializes in selling to first time buyers as well as move up buyers.Gita also hold the CRS designation , Certified Residential Specialist and the CDPE designation as well. Information about real estate market is deemed to be correct but is subject to errors and omissions and should be verified independently.. Opinion expressed by me or others in my post and comments is not to be construed to be legal advice.I am licensed in Pa. Check real estate laws in your state as they may be different than in Pa.