Are you Ready to Show your Home? Here's a Checklist

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You might feel like you’re mentally ready to sell your home, but is your home ready? Look at this quick checklist of things that you shouldn’t forget before you let potential buyers check out your house.

  • Turn on lights
  • Make beds
  • Wipe down counters
  • Clean toilets and put seats down
  • Vacuum carpets
  • Take out trash
  • Clean mirrors
  • Air out home by opening windows
  • Put away anything on the kitchen counter
  • Turn on lights
  • Sweep front porch and deck
  • Make arrangements for animals to leave the home
  • Wipe down cabinets
  • Set dining room table
  • Light candles (with fresh scents)
  • Put out fresh flowers
  • Hide clutter via a tote in garage

If you only have a few minutes to get your home ready, consider just doing a few of these. It’s important to think about investing in a home cleaning service while you’re selling your home, so you don’t have to do a deep clean every time you have a showing. If you have kids, give each a tote to store things at the last minute, that can fit neatly in their closet. You can do the same thing if you have pets, find a tote that can store their toys and beds for last minute appointments.