Pre-Showing Checklist

Oct 18,2022 | Guelph Living

One of the most stressful parts of selling your home is preparing for showings and open houses! To help ease that stress, I’ve outlined a list of easy things you can do to make a great first impression in 30 minutes or less … and sell your home faster.

☑️ Hide everyday clutter like laundry, towels, small appliances, toys, dishes, beauty products, etc.
☑️ Hide all evidence of your pets: water / food bowls, litter boxes, cat towers, toys, and leashes
☑️ Don’t cook anything spicy or fragrant (especially fish) 1-2 hours before a showing
☑️ Replace towels with fluffy white towels – this will make the bathroom feel larger, cleaner, and more elegant
☑️ Empty the trash and wipe down all countertops and fixtures
☑️ Make the beds and fluff pillows
☑️ Open all of the curtains and the blinds and turn on ALL of the lights
☑️ Turn the thermostat to 20-22 degrees. You don’t want buyers to feel uncomfortable
☑️ Sweep and vacuum (if you are short on time, aim for the main living areas)

Buyers can tell if a home has been well-cared-for and maintained, so it’s important to have your home deep cleaned before any showings begin. You want to make a lasting first impression and sell them a lifestyle! Your job is to make it as easy as possible to help buyers picture themselves living in your home.

Hope this helps!