Margaryta Booth Principal Broker

King Neptune Statue on the Boardwalk in Virginia Beach

Showing your Home Right

Showing your Home Right will result in multiple potential Buyers

When you are selling your home it is very important how you stage it for showings. The house that shows well usually brings buyers and offers to purchase. Stage your home right before you let someone come in. Keep in mind that you are living in the home and every item in it has some type of memory or meaning to you.  You even keep things around that you know just don’t belong there but you still like them there.   Those very items that give your Home the feel you like may be a distraction to someone trying to picture themselves in your house.  Every home buyer starts to think about how their current or future things will fit into your house.  The lees items to distract them the better.  Please use the below check list from Pink Pearl Real Estate to prepare your home for showing.

 

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Some Quick Tips for showing Your Home at its Best

Outside
  • Keep the lawn neat and clean
  • Replace dead plants
  • Plant some flowers to add beauty & color
  • Apply fresh paint
  • Repair damaged brick, siding or other exterior surfaces
Garage
  • Clear Floor Spaces
  • Remove all unnecessary items
All Living Areas
  • Remove clutter
  • Remove  excess furniture to give rooms more spacious feel
  • Take down family pictures, personal items may distract
  • Make rooms as bright and airy as possible
  • Be sure drapes and carpets are clean
  • Make sure all electrical and plumbing systems are in working order
  • Replace burned out light bulbs
  • Clean windows inside and out
Baths
  • Replace or clean shower curtains
  • Check caulking around tubs and showers
  • Repair leaking faucets, and replace  tile and grout as needed
Closets
  • Be sure lights work
  • Clothes are neatly hung=Shoes and other loose items should be stored in boxes
  • Everything is neatly arranged on shelves
Kitchen
  • Replace counter tile and grout as needed
  • Clean the oven
  • Wax the floors
  • Be sure sinks are clean