Did you know well-placed furniture can open up rooms and make them seem larger than they are? Or that opening drapes and blinds and turning on all lights make a room seem bright and cheery? These are just some things to consider when you prepare for showings.
It’s a fact: acquiring the highest market value and elevating your home above others in the same price range often comes down to first impressions.
Checklist to Prepare For Showings and Photos
Prepare For Showings
Prepare For Photos
For the listing photos follow this checklist plus the exterior and interior lists.
Add the unexpected touch.
This checklist to prepare for showings is to make sure you appeal to ALL the buyer’s senses. Put out some fresh flowers or plants. (Hint: orchids are not expensive and they last a long time.) Avoid candles, which could create a fire hazard. Instead, use essential oils with scents that create a mood. Lavender is relaxing, rosemary is stimulating, and jasmine elevates the mood. Citrus scents are always fresh and clean. Of course if you want to pull out all the stops, bake some chocolate chip cookies and leave them on the counter. But please, no onions or fish smells left over from last night’s dinner and overflowing trashcans.