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Before Each Showing or Open House Checklist
If you want to get the best possible price for your house, start by making sure it looks its best, inside and out. The following checklist offers several easy things you can do to improve a buyer's first impression of your house. Go through it point-by-point immediately prior to every open house and showing; while all the points may not apply to you, the process will help you develop an eye for the most attractive aspects of your house.
Pick up tools and toys
Put garbage cans in garage
Close garage door
Park cars on street or around corner
Clear off all counters and table tops
Turn on all lights
Open shades and curtains
Put soft music on stereo
Give the house a pleasant aroma - fresh bread, fire in fireplace, etc.
Set dining room table
Make all beds
Set thermostat at comfortable temperature
Paid utility bills (to demonstrate actual utility costs)
Current property tax receipts
Real estate listing sheet
Floor plan (if available)
List of upgrades you've put into the house
Map and/or list of community features and points of interest
Warranty information on appliances