Preparing for Showings as a Seller

Preparing for Showings as a Seller

November 18, 2019 0 By Luis Garrison


– Hey there, welcome to This is Your Life. I’m just kidding, it’s
JR again, and today, I’m talking about preparing
your house for a showing. You’re obviously a seller. Preparing for Showings: Seller. Okay, real quick, here’s what you wanna do when you’re gonna prepare
your house for a showing, you have a showing
scheduled, people are coming, you know that they’re coming, so it’s very important
to prepare your house. We’ll start in the kitchen. In the kitchen, you want the
counters to be nice and clean, no dirty dishes. You have things sitting here. See how nice it was before? And a glass, and you’ve
got this other thing of something over here,
you baked something, but you left a mess out. Okay, don’t leave anything out. Make it all nice and clean. See how it starts to muddle up everything, you got these towels on
everything, a drawer pulled out. That doesn’t help. So, have that nice and
cleaned up, ready to go, no dirty dishes even in the sink. You can put them in the dishwasher. Just this one right here. You can put them in there,
close the door, fine. Don’t run it. If it’s super, super silent,
that’s okay to run it, because then it says, hey
look, our dishwasher’s running, but you can barely even hear it. So, that’s okay. All right, next, turn on all the lights. This is a light bulb. It’s my artistic abilities. Just turn on the lights, very simple, all the rooms, turn on the lights. A light place where you can
see feels cleaner and nicer and ready to go. Number three, do not take a
shower right before a showing, because a moist, steamy
bathroom of someone else is not appealing. So, don’t do it. Plan ahead, shower before, don’t shower, don’t leave your bathroom
all steamy and gross. This right here is a thermostat. Not like one you might recognize now, this is one of the old ones. It’s in brown, and that’s a circle, and you can change the thing right here. You want to have your house
at a comfortable temperature. This, I’m assuming, is
pointing at about 76 degrees. You could probably go lower than that, and it just depends on your climate. Make it comfortable,
so when people walk in, they feel comfortable and they wanna stay, and they wanna look around and all that. If you walk into a house
that’s too hot or too cold, people wanna leave. You might think, well yeah, but they’re gonna look at the house. If they don’t feel
comfortable, there’s reasons, and they don’t see them in their mind as to why they’re not comfortable, they just think, I don’t know, I just didn’t really like that house. It is was just because
it was too hot in there, then we gotta fix that. Set your 1970’s thermostat to that. And then lastly, open up all your blinds and shades and curtains, unless of course there’s
a neighbor next door that you don’t wanna showcase, but you wanna let all the light in, right, so that way just like for here, you want it to be nice and bright inside. So, hopefully that helps you
understand how to get ready for a showing, and if you have any questions
about that or anything else, reach out to us, we’ll be happy to help. Thanks.