12 Important Ways to Get Show House Ready

Preparing your home for a show house might not be as easy as it looks: it’s not just about sweeping the floors and packing the laundry away.

You actually have to make sure that your house sells to the best buyer possible. There are many things that you can do in order to make sure that your house is in its best condition.

Here are 12 easy ways in which you can make your home look appealing to potential buyers.

No.1 – Hire a professional cleaning company

We know you know how to clean, but a professional cleaning company will get into those nooks and crannies that are hard to reach.

They will deep clean your house and they will be able to clean the carpets inside as well. This can end up saving you money because maybe you just need a clean carpet instead of a new one.

No.2 – Touch up the paintwork

Over time the paint is going to chip and fall away so make sure that you touch it up before the big day.

You might want to paint the entire house if it is not done regularly. If you have any bright rooms, it would be a good idea to change it to a neutral color.

No.3 – Declutter


Take time to go through each room of the house and make sure that you get rid of anything that looks like clutter.

Open the cupboards and pack everything neatly so that your home looks organized. You never know what you might find in the process!

No.4 – Do those odd jobs

Remember when you told your wife you’ll fix it later? Now is later.

Get around to doing all those odd jobs you’ve been putting off these past few months.

After all, you don’t want someone to open a squeaking door!

No.5 – Make the house smell nice

They say freshly-baked bread is the most inviting smell in the world, but this is not always possible.

The key here is to get rid of any potentially bad odors.

You can even brew a cup of coffee and let it simmer on the morning of the show day.

No.6 – Clean the kitchen

Your kitchen should always be clean, but it would be a good idea to give it a proper scrub.

Pack the dirty dishes away and keep the countertops free of dirt.

No.7 – Consider the art

Remember: the buyer wants to see himself living there. They cannot do that if there is a wall collage of your family sitting on the living room wall.

It would be best to take down the personal items and replace them with smaller pieces of art for the sake of neutrality.

No.8 – Add some plants

You can never go wrong with a plant or two in a room.

Fake plants are probably best as they do not need any maintenance and you can leave them there until the show day arrives.

Just remember to dust them once in a while.

No.9 – Use white towels

Even if you are wary to use them, keep them for the show day.

Nothing screams sophistication more than a white towel. Think of the bathrooms you’ve seen in hotels – they are extremely classy.

This is the image you want to sell to your buyers.

No.10 – Clean up after the kids

No one wants to step on a Lego or break their neck over a truck in the middle of nowhere.

Simple as that, folks: clean up after the kids!

No.11 – Make the beds

It’s tempting not to make the bed, seeing as you’re going to be climbing back in it later, but it does make the house look messy.

Make the bed and consider decorating it with a few pillows or a throw for some color.

No.12 – See to the garden

The garden is the first thing home buyers will see. How’s your home’s curb appeal?

Make sure that your plants are in great shape and that the grass is neat. Remove dead leaves and purchase some colorful garden ornaments to make your garden pop.

Making your home look attractive for show day does not need to be time consuming or expensive. These tips will definitely help you prepare for the big day!

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