Tips on How to Prepare Your Home for Showing by Jeanne Wolfe
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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR HOME FOR A SHOWING
by JEANNE WOLFE, GRI, CRS.  (813)251-3239

Associates from many real estate firms will want to show your home.  It is important that your home be both clean and attractive.  The following tips will help you create a successful  �Sell & Show� setting.

► Please allow any associate who calls to show your home at the suggested time.  If you are not always available, it is best to allow a lockbox to be installed on your door, or keep a key in our office to use when you are out.  

► Open all draperies and window shades during daylight hours. Your home will look brighter, sunnier and more cheerful. Turn on all lights and replace dim bulbs with higher wattage ones in darker rooms. Day or night, turn on all the lamps in your home, to include overhead spots and ceiling fixtures.Prepare a list of utility costs (electric, gas, water and sewer charges) for the past 12 months for us to add to your fact sheet.  

► Place fresh flowers-in abundance- on the kitchen table and in the living room. Bowls of citrus are both colorful and  aromatic. Delicately scented candles, burned a few minutes before a showing, also help to create a soothing atmosphere.  

► Kitchen and bathrooms should be immaculate. Open windows, if weather permits, to keep your home well-aired.  Pets should be confined or restricted from view. Keep your pet�s food area clean and eliminate pet odors. A small bowl of  white vinegar in each room is a quick and inexpensive way to help eliminate smoke and pet odors.  

► Keep your yard and shrubbery neatly trimmed and well-watered. Sweep  your front porch and sidewalk before each showing. Fresh paint on the front door and sparkling fixtures say �Welcome� to buyers.      

► Replace any items, such as unique chandeliers, not included in the sale, or tag them with �to be replaced with � or � not included � signs.  All jewelry, small valuables, etc. should be stored in a safety deposit box or in a locked closet.  

► If at all possible, try to step outside while your home is being shown, and take your dog with you.  Let your sales professional know where you can be reached at all times.  If you plan to be out of town, please leave a number where you can be reached.

 

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Jeanne Wolfe
  3801 Bay to Bay Blvd
  Tampa  FL   33629

Email: iloverelo@aol.com
  813-839-3800

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