Showing Your Home
To prepare your home for viewing, make it as light, cheerful
and serene as possible.
when preparing your home, think about the techniques that
are used to show builders' model homes. You should not be
present while the house is being shown to prospective buyers.
This is done because your presence will inhibit their actions
and conversations. They won't feel free to open closets and
cabinets, test out the plumbing, and discuss their observations
objectively as they walk through.
It goes without saying that your children and pets should
not be on the premises either.
In preparing for showing the house, you should:
Pull the drapes back
Simmer a few drops of vanilla on the stove
Light your fireplace
Set the dining room or kitchen table if you have particularly
nice linen or china
Put fresh towels in the bathroom; and then
Leave the house so your agent is free to deal with prospective
buyers in a professional manner.