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Looking to capitalize on the hot housing market? You can use these quick tips to get your home ready to sell. When it comes to selling your home, the showing process can make or break your chances of closing the deal. A well-executed tour can highlight your property’s best features and leave a lasting impression on potential buyers. But how do you ensure that your home is presented in the best possible light? Here are three essential tips for a successful house showing:

  1. Welcome visitors with an inviting porch
    1. Even if you have only a tiny stoop, make it say “welcome home” with a clean doormat, potted plants in bloom or seasonal décor and — if you have room — one or two pieces of neat porch furniture. Keep your porch lights on in the evenings, in case potential buyers drive by. Illuminating the front walk with solar lights is a nice extra touch, especially if you will be showing the house during the evening.
  2. Make a Great First Impression
    1. The first few minutes of a house tour are crucial for setting the tone and creating a positive impression. Start by ensuring that the outside of your home looks tidy and well-maintained. Ensure that the inside of your home is clean and tidy. This includes making beds, tidying up toys, and removing any personal items.
  3. Highlight Your Home’s Best Features
    1. During home showings and open houses it’s important to draw attention to your home’s unique features and selling points. This could include a stunning view, a cozy fireplace, or a modern kitchen. Consider creating a highlight reel or a brochure that showcases your property’s best features. This can be a helpful tool for both you and potential buyers, as it allows you to focus on the most important aspects of your home.
  4. Boost Curb Appeal
    1. This is something you always hear, and with very good reason. Many people thinking of touring your home will do a quick drive-by first, often deciding on the spot if it is even worth a look inside. Get your home ready to sell by doing some if not all of the following:
      • Power wash siding and walkways
      • Hang easy-to-read house numbers
      • Plant blooming flowers and fresh greenery or decorate seasonally (not too over-the-top)
      • Mow lawn, and reseed or add fresh sod as needed
      • Wash front windows
      • Re-paint or stain the porch floor as needed
  5. Create a Memorable Experience
    1. Finally, it’s important to create a memorable experience that will leave a lasting impression on potential buyers. This could include providing refreshments, playing soft background music, or offering a guided tour of your property. By going the extra mile, you’ll show that you care about your home and the people who are interested in buying it.

In conclusion, a successful house showing requires careful planning and attention to detail. By following these three essential tips, you’ll be well on your way to showcasing your home in the best possible light and securing a buyer.

Your real estate agent has a wealth of information. If you are unsure about how to boost your curb appeal, just ask! They will guide you in the right direction.

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