It’s every seller’s nightmare – the last-minute showing appointment. The buyers and their agent are on their way to see your home or, worse still, they’re sitting outside! Don’t worry – you can get your home ready to show in 15 minutes or less – here’s how:
#1 – Make your home smell delicious.
How? Put ½ cup of water and 1 to 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract in a microwave-safe bowl; microwave on high for 1 to 2 minutes to freshen your kitchen and remove odors. You might also throw a lemon peel or wedge in your garbage disposal and run it. For more ways to make your home smell great, click here.)
#2 – Put dirty dishes in the dishwasher or quickly wash them.
#3 – Wipe down your kitchen and bathroom counters; pre-moistened counter wipes are great for this!
#4 – Empty your garbage cans – kitchen and bathroom (and don’t forget your home office!).
#5 – Hide dirty clothes in the washing machine.
#6 – Have a cat? Scoop that litter box!
#7 – TAKE A DEEP BREATH – you’re halfway done!
#8 – Quickly run the vacuum, especially in high-traffic areas.
#9 – Give the toilets a quick scrub – toilet scrubbers with disposable heads are a huge help here. And don’t forget to drop the lid!
#10 – Turn on all the lights.
#11 – Leave the house.
#12 – SMILE – you did it, and this buyer might just be the one!