Prepare for Showings - last minute checklist

Remove all Clutter

Clear & Clean the Counters

Clear & Clean the Counters

Designate a "to-go" basket, which you throw in your car. Throw in any clutter laying around the house - stacks of mail, newspapers, etc.

Clear & Clean the Counters

Clear & Clean the Counters

Clear & Clean the Counters

Clear ALL items from kitchen & bathroom counters and wipe them down.

"Just for Showing" Linens

Clear & Clean the Counters

"Just for Showing" Linens

Remove mats from bathroom floor, hang “for display only” towels on towel racks (buy new towels to hang just for showings) 

Light & Bright

Other Items to Tidy Up

"Just for Showing" Linens

Open blinds and turn on all lights. If weather appropriate, turn on a gas fireplace. If it will be dark outside when a potential buyer is viewing your home, turn on exterior lights, to lead their way to the front door.


Smell Clean

Other Items to Tidy Up

Other Items to Tidy Up

Air out the house before a showing, if possible. Spray non-scented odor remover. A home overwhelmed with a home-cleaner scent appears to be covering unpleasant smells.

Other Items to Tidy Up

Other Items to Tidy Up

Other Items to Tidy Up

Close closet doors, toilet seats.

Vacate the Property

Vacate the Property

Vacate the Property

Remove cars from driveway, remove all signs of pets (including pet bowls, hair/fur) and take pets with you, if possible.

Designations & Affiliations

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