Selling Your Home in 4 Easy Steps - Step 3 Show It

You decided to sell. You prepared your home for the market, and you finally shared it with the world. Now it’s time to face those showings like a boss. Hi, I’m Jennifer Bourikas, broker in Oakville, Ontario with Century 21 Miller and today I’m going to get into the nitty-gritty details about how you can hit those showings out of the park.  Here’s the thing.  If you’ve already cleaned, decluttered, and cleaned again, take a deep breath. You’re well on your way to wowing buyers the second they step inside your home.  When the showings come (and they totally will!), here are six ways to help you stay calm, cool, and collected:
  1. Have a plan. In a perfect worldyou’d have at least a full day’s notice to get ready. The reality is, you may only have minutes. Before your first showing, make a list of tasks in order of importance. Don’t be afraid to throw laundry, toys, or small appliances in the car to keep them out of sight. Short on time? Swish the toilets, run the vacuum, and take out the trash.
  2. Give buyers space. Buyers need to picture themselves living in your home. That’s kinda hard to do when you’re lingering nearby. Give them plenty of time and space on both ends of the showing.
  3. Think neutral. Get any room ready with a few neutral pillows, baskets for easy stowing, and slip-covers to cover outdated furniture. 
  4. Clear the counters. Clear kitchen counters, store small appliances, and swap out family photos with decorative prints.
  5. Don’t forget Fido. While you love your furry family member, sadly, not every buyer will. Make sure your dog or cat has a place to go that’s out of sight — and sound — during showings. 
  6. Take out the trash (yes, literally). Before a showing, make sure garbage is in its right place — far away from buyers’ sensitive noses. 
If you’re ready to show your home to potential buyers, give me a call today. Let’s get your home sold with minimal stress and maximum profit.  #EducatingSellers #SellingMyHome #HowToSellMyHome #OakvilleRealEstate #OakvilleRealtor