5 Easy Steps to Prepare for a House Showing

5 Easy Steps to Prepare for a House Showing

Posted on July 24, 2020 by Great Florida Homes

So, you’re trying to sell your house or condominium? Well, you may think it’s as simple as hiring an agent, listing the house, and waiting around, but there’s a lot more to it than that. What you may not realize is that it can take a while, and you are likely to have many showings before someone makes an offer.

People will be setting up times to come by and check out your place, and you need to be fully prepared!

Cleaning a House

Follow these five tips and you’ll be ready to impress people and snag a sale as quickly as possible.


Tip 1: Clean Like Crazy

If your house, apartment, or villa looks unkempt, people may be less likely to picture your home as an option. Wipe baseboards, scrub the floor around your toilet, dust all the shelves, etc.

Make sure you are extremely detailed but try not to use harsh products that smell too strongly of chemicals. People want to purchase a house that smells like a home, not a hospital.

Tip 2: Find a Fragrance

Tagging along with the last tip- find a welcoming fragrance to fill up your home and make it attractive to buyers. Don’t go crazy lighting every candle in your home and spraying air fresheners excessively. Fire is hazardous and you don’t want to overwhelm the nose!

If you really want to impress, pick one fragrance and spray in well-ventilated areas.

Tip 3: Put Away Clutter

Put away excess “stuff” in areas where the average prospective home buyer won’t think to look. Don’t just shove your junk in a hall closet. Take a few minutes to put little things in drawers or under the bed in tubs. Getting rid of clutter helps the eye focus on more important things.

Tip 4: Make the Beds and Fluff the Pillows

Take a minute to make the cozy parts of your property look extra comfortable. Throw an extra quilt onto the foot of the bed and puff up the pillows on the couch to make maximum impact. If a house looks relaxing to live in, someone may be more likely to picture it as their future home.

Tip 5: Set a Comfortable Temperature

If it’s really hot out, lower the temperature so they instantly feel relief when they enter your home. And if it’s cold, set the temp at a comfortable warmth (but not too hot!) You want people to feel immediately at ease when they come in to check out your house.


At the end of the day, whether you’re in a small apartment, a large townhome, or a mansion, you’ll need to set aside enough time to make the house attractive for a future buyer. Don’t let a mess or an odor in your home get in the way of making a sale quickly! For more details, Contact us today!