Every homeowner in the process of selling their home has the same nightmare: you’re just beginning to relax for the evening, perhaps finding something on the telly, when suddenly you find out a potential buyer wants to see your home immediately. The minute you hang up the phone, you look around and realise that your house is a mess! There are dishes from dinner in the sink, you’ve got children’s toys scattered all around and you are in your pyjamas!
This nightmare is, unlike most, something that can absolutely come true. If you’re not prepared to show your house, it’s fairly likely to happen. But how do you keep your house in show-ready condition at all time? Here are a few tips that should help.
? Storage. First, keep things off of the floor. If you have young children, it’s easy to have a lot of toys scattered around the house. Instead of letting clutter gather, have a bin that you can quickly put it all in and store it under a table. You could also use a storage ottoman for the same purpose. Just find a fast way to hide the toys that don’t show to potential buyers.
? Always do the dishes! The minute you’re done eating, do the dishes and load the dishwasher. Viewers don’t mind if there are dishes in the dishwasher as long as they’re not sitting around dirty on the counter. Make sure you also wipe down all counters and tables after you eat as well.
? Invest in smells. You don’t have to have a lot of smells, in fact, too many will overwhelm people, but having an automatic sprayer that sprays a scent out occasionally can help to keep things smelling fresh, especially if you just prepared a meal before buyers come.
It’s not always easy to be ready to host potential buyers at the drop of a hat, but with a little sneaky preparation, you can have your home in viewing order in no time. To learn more about how we can help you market your home, contact us today.