You get a phone call that someone wants to look at your house – Great! But they want to see it in 30 minutes – Yikes! It’s impossible to keep your house show-ready perfect all the time (you do have a life, after all). But with these simple tips, you can make your house look great no matter how few minutes you have until the showing.
- Check your entryway – Sweep the steps and your stoop, and make sure nothing extra is lying around that area (shoes, newspapers, etc.).
- Turn the lights on and open the shades/blinds throughout your house to make it look bright and airy.
- Make the beds.
- Pile dirty laundry in your washing machine. (If you think you can stuff it in a closet, the buyer will absolutely, 100% open that closet. Murphy’s Law.)
- Wipe down countertops.
- Vacuum if you have time to make carpets look fresh.