Be ready for that last minute showing request!

Real Estate

AHHHHH!  Your Realtor just called and you have a last minute showing request...Don't Panic! Here are some tried and true methods to make sure if you have last minute showings


• Sweep front steps and clean front-door glass.
• Turn on lights in every room
• Carry a laundry basket throughout the house, picking up clutter. Stash out of sight.
• Hiding obvious signs of pets (food dishes, litter box, etc.) for potential buyers who may not be animal lovers
• Clean up trash, throw it out and line trash receptacles with clean liners.
• Wipe down any dirty areas in the bathrooms using household cleaner and paper towels.
• Remove everything from bathroom counters (hairbrushes, makeup etc.)
• Apply toilet-bowl cleaner in the toilets and give them a quick brushing.
• Wipe down bathroom floors with a damp towel.
• Hang fresh hand towels and put out fresh hand soap.
• Remove bath towels from hooks
• Vacuum high-traffic areas guests will see.
• Dust wood floors quickly using a dust mop.
• Remove everything from dining room table, including tablecloth. Place a simple bowl filled with fresh lemons. 
• Wipe down kitchen counters, cupboards and appliances with household cleaner.
• Remove food from counters
• Make beds
• Straighten stacks of magazines and books.
• Straighten sofa pillows.
• Straighten coat closets and close all closet doors.
• Pull back drapes and let natural light in.
 • Light mild-scented candles to give your home a fresh, clean aroma.

If you can make any suggestions, feel free to send me a note at rstreiff@jamesonsir.com.  Happy Showings!