The real estate market in Naples is hot right now – homes are selling quickly. In fact, it’s not uncommon for a home to hit all the major listing websites and start getting calls for showings within a matter of hours.
So what does that mean for you?
It means that you’re likely to have a lot of showings, and they may come at you really quickly. So how do you make showings easier on yourself?
This guide explains.
How to Make Home Showings Easier on Yourself
You can make showings easier on yourself by following these five steps:
- Stay on top of clutter
- Know the three “hotspots” for cleaning
- Open your blinds
- Keep a laundry basket for emergency items
- Be careful with the floors
Here’s a closer look at each.
Tip #1 for How to Make Home Showings Easier on Yourself: Stay on top of clutter
It’s much easier to keep clutter to a minimum than it is to try to tackle it all at once. That means you need to keep up on it before it accumulates; if someone puts something on the counter, get after them to put the item in its proper place. Many people find it easier to set up baskets for each family member and fill them as you find items without a home; when you spot something out of place, put it in the right basket. Then, it becomes the basket owner’s responsibility.
Tip #2 for How to Make Home Showings Easier on Yourself: Know the three “hotspots” for cleaning
There are three places that absolutely need to be clean for showings:
- The kitchen
- The bathroom
- The living room
These are generally the three make-or-break rooms (though every room in your home needs to be clean before prospective buyers come to call). Each morning, take extra care to ensure these spaces are looking their best.
Tip #3 for How to Make Home Showings Easier on Yourself: Open your blinds
Open all your blinds first thing in the morning, even if the weather is gloomy. It’ll save you a step when you get a call that buyers are coming to see your home.
Tip #4 for How to Make Home Showings Easier on Yourself: Keep a laundry basket for emergency items
Place an empty laundry basket by the door. When your REALTOR® calls you with a last-minute showing, you can carry the basket around the house to whisk away items you don’t have time to put away. You’ll take the basket with you when you leave; then, you can put away everything inside it when you get back home.
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Tip #5 for How to Make Home Showings Easier on Yourself: Be careful with the floors
Stay on top of keeping floors clean. You should sweep every day, and mop daily, too. That way, when your agent calls you to tell you buyers are on their way, you’ll only have to spot-clean the floors.
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