Is Now the Right Time to Host a Property Showing?

by Kathy Murphy 12/01/2019

If you want to accomplish your desired results during the home selling journey, you should strive to host lots of showings. Fortunately, we're here to help you prepare for home showings and ensure you are ready to host showings at any time.

Now, let's take a look at three tips to help you prepare for a home showing.

1. Keep Your Home Neat and Tidy

Let's face it – maintaining a pristine home can be difficult. But if you allocate time and energy to perform various home maintenance tasks daily, you can keep your home show-ready.

Cleaning up after yourself can make a world of difference. For instance, wiping down kitchen countertops after cooking a meal enables you to avoid a long, arduous kitchen clean-up at a later time.

You also may want to create a home cleaning schedule. By planning daily or weekly chores like vacuuming the rugs or cleaning the bathroom, you can ensure your house will look great at all times.

2. Be Flexible

If a homebuyer submits a last-minute request for a home showing, it generally is a good idea to try to accommodate the buyer's request. By doing so, you can show your home to many prospective buyers and increase the likelihood of receiving an offer to purchase.

A flexible home seller usually is a successful home seller. Therefore, if a buyer wants to view your home, it is important to remember that each showing brings you one step closer to selling your residence.

Ultimately, if you maintain flexibility, you can make it easy for dozens of potential buyers to view your residence. And as a result, you may be able to accelerate the home selling process.

3. Eliminate Clutter

Clutter is something that all home sellers can live without. Because if a home is filled with clutter, it may be tough for prospective buyers to appreciate the full size and beauty of a residence.

For home sellers, it is important to remove clutter immediately. A home seller can rent a storage unit to hold excess items until his or her residence sells. Or, it may be beneficial to host a yard sale or list excess items online to cut down on clutter.

As you prepare to sell your home, you may want to hire a real estate agent as well. In fact, a real estate agent will do everything possible to help you achieve the optimal results during any home showing.

Typically, a real estate agent will offer recommendations and tips to help you prepare your residence for the housing market. If you receive a request to view your home, a real estate agent will notify you accordingly. And after a home showing is complete, a real estate agent will provide you with unbiased feedback to ensure you can update your property selling strategy as needed.

Ready to host a home showing? Use the aforementioned tips, and you can get ready to showcase your residence to potential buyers and bolster your chances of enjoying a fast, profitable house selling experience.

About the Author

Kathy Murphy

Kathy Murphy, an experienced Realtor, loves her job and the people she meets. Kathy previously worked for General Motors for many years as a Global  HR Manager. One of her certifications and strengths was as a negotiator, so you definitely want her on your side during any transaction.  Kathy has her undergraduate in Business from Michigan State, as well as her MBA.

Kathy has won numerous awards in her role as a Realtor, notably a Pinnacle Quality Service Award every year she has been in the Real Estate industry. Thank you to her many clients that are responsible for this honor based on their feedback.  Kathy has also been named an HOUR Magazine Real Estate All Star.

Kathy excels at her people skills, quick communication, availability, and her knowledge of the market.  Kathy truly listens to her clients as she helps them think through and articulate  their wants and needs...and then she finds them their perfect home.

Give Kathy Murphy a call when you begin thinking about moving.  Kathy will provide advice on your current home which can save you hundreds on repairs you don't need to make when preparing your home for sale.

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