Showing your home | SO&Co.
Showing your home

First impressions are lasting impressions. Here are a few areas you should be focusing when you’re getting ready to present your home to potential buyers.

Exterior
  • House exterior in good repair
  • House number easy to read
  • Eavestroughs, downspouts and soffits
    in good repair
  • Garage/carport clean and tidy
  • Litter picked up
  • Cracked or broken windowpanes replaced
  • Lawns and hedges cut and trimmed, garden
    weeded and edged
  • House exterior in good repair
  • Walks shoveled and salted
  • Boot tray inside door
  • Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
  • Porch and foyer clean and tidy
Interior
  • Chipped plaster and paint touched up and repaired
  • Doors and cupboards closing properly
  • Leaky taps and toilets repaired
  • Burned out light bulbs replaced
  • Squeaky doors oiled
  • Mirrors, fixtures and taps cleaned and polished
  • Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
  • Floors cleaned, garbage containers emptied
  • Insides of closets and cupboards neat and tidy
  • Appliances cleaned
  • Countertops neat and polished
  • All lights turned on
  • Fresh air in house
  • Fireplace lit/furnace in cooler weather
  • Halls and stairs cleaned
  • Carpets freshly vacuumed
  • Drapes open during the day
  • Fresh flowers in various rooms
  • Jewelry and valuables locked away or taken
    with you
  • Pets absent, where possible, or contained during
    the showing, and litter boxes cleaned