How to Get Your Mission Viejo House Ready to Show to Realtors and Their Buyers
Here’s What You Need to Do To Get Your Mission Viejo House Ready to Show
To get your Mission Viejo house ready to show, the most important things you can do to improve your success are to make your Mission Viejo house ready to show at all times and to leave your house when Realtors and their clients come to look at your house. This means you, any assorted family members who may also be home at the time the buyers come a lookin’, and your dogs as well. I realize that for some home sellers this is traumatic – to have complete strangers in your house while you are not there is somewhat nerve-wracking. So here are the top three things to do to get your Mission Viejo house ready to show and yourself ready to leave.
1. Tidy up. Of course you still live in the house, but since you’ve staged it to sell, 90% of your stuff has been packed away, leaving only scant few accessories and precious decorating features. Take a few minutes to collect up all your stuff and put it away. Things like books, newspapers, dirty clothes, and whatever is on the kitchen counters and in the sink. Wiping down the counters, closing the lids on the toilets, and making fresh vacuum tracks in the living room carpet would be great ways to tidy up you house so you’re ready for a showing.
2. Tuck away. Have a plan for where to put your laptops, iPads, tablets, iPods, gaming consoles, cell phones, remote controls, and all the assorted charging stations and cables. Put them somewhere out of sight and inaccessible to the strangers entering your house. Clean out one of your kitchen cabinets and use that as your temporary storage area. Either down low or up high – stay away from eye level. Some buyers will open your cabinet doors to see how much space is inside. You’ll also want to tuck away your jewelry, prescription meds, and fire arms.
3. Trust. Trust the visiting Realtor to manage their clients. I usually stick with the kids if I’ve got the whole family out house hunting. And I’ve been overheard saying things like “look with your eyes only!” and “please don’t touch the Lladros!” I figure crowd control inside your house is part of my job as a professional. Just make it as easy as possible for each Realtor to protect your prized possessions and keep her clients focused on looking at your house, and not distracted with your stuff.
When should you do these tiresome tasks to get your house ready to show? Every time you leave the house; like when everyone is at school, work, or soccer practice, anytime when a Realtor may come by and 15 minutes before a Realtor is scheduled to show up with her clients. You’ll be glad you took the time to get your Mission Viejo house ready to show.
I’m Leslie Eskildsen. A Realtor in Mission Viejo.
Call me. 949-678-3373
Text me. 949-678-3373.
Email me. Leslie@LeslieEskildsen.com.