Prepare Your Home To Show In 10 Minutes

Dated: 11/16/2015

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Your house is on the market, and you’re really eager to sell it.  An agent has just called with a buyer in the car and wants to show your North Texas home in 15 minutes… Are you ready?  Here’s how to prepare your home to show in 10 minutes.


If you started marketing your home by taking the advice of your Realtor and her staging team, the heavy lifting is already done.  And yet, we all have busy lives, and the day-to-day living can leave a wake of clutter and untidiness that needs routine attention.  So when an agent calls to show your home with short notice, what can you do to prepare your home to show in 10 minutes?

Start with a great daily routine.  Be sure everyone’s bed is made every morning before they leave the house. Counters and surfaces of furniture should be clear of clutter, and all valuables, credit cards, and prescription drugs should be tucked away.Image title

Is there laundry waiting to be done?  Tuck it into the washer and close the door or lid.  Make sure all dresser drawers and bathroom cabinet drawers are closed.  Keep wipes in the bathroom to give that last minute polish to the counter and sink, and be sure the toilet seats are all down.

Keep small baskets in the family room and other play space where you can quickly store toys that have been recently used, and tuck them into a closet.

Most important is that you create a light, welcoming feeling for the prospective buyers.  Turn on every light, even if it’s a reasonably bright day.  And open all shades and curtains.  Light = Dollars.  If you have a music system, turn on some soft music; nothing too loud or distracting.

You don’t want to miss the opportunity to have your home shown to a buyer and with some routine preparation, you can be prepared to show your home on short notice. Contact us for additional tips that will help you attract a great buyer and get your home sold.

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Lisa Birdsong

Top 1% of Texas Real Estate Teams; McSam Realtor of the Year, 2016; Certified Residential Specialist, CRS D Best Realtor, 2016, 2017 Castle Hills Realtor Advisory Board, 2016; Windsong Ranch Real....

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