You’ve listed your beautiful Tahoe property with Tim & Kristi. CONGRATULATIONS, on the best choice in a South Lake Tahoe Realtor. Now, the buyers are alerted, and on their way. Here are a few ways to make sure you are putting your best house forward:
Dust and sweep quickly
Sweep the kitchen, bathrooms, and entryway. If needed, use a cleaning towel or sponge to clean any spots or debris. Give the baseboards and window sills a quick once over, and quickly wiping down the furniture, TV screens and computer monitors can help make each room shine.
Make sure the countertops sparkle
All counters in the kitchen and bath should be clean and clear. Remove clutter as well — small appliances, knick-knacks, odds and ends should be stored. Setting out some fresh towels is a nice touch, too!
Make the beds and fluff those throw pillows
All the beds in the home should be made. If your bedspreads have seen better days, consider updating with something fresh and neutral. Same for throw pillows — if they are looking a little tired, some new ones will go a long way.
Remove garbage and pet supplies
All interior garbage cans should be empty. Also, wash them out once a week, and give them a quick spray of disinfectant to cut down odors. Have a special area designated for your kitty or puppy food, litter box, toys, etc.
Vacuum the carpets
Run the vacuum over carpets and rugs to fluff them up. Focus your efforts on the entryway and living room.
Let the sunshine in
Always turn on the lights (if you are home before the showing), open drapes and blinds to brighten the rooms, and be sure your windows are clean.
Load the dishwasher and washer and dryer
Clear the dishes off the counters and out of sinks by loading the dishwasher, but do not start the cycle if it will be running during the showing. Clothes should be picked up and either placed in a hamper or loaded into the washer and dryer.
Basically, pick up every room, and make sure the front door, porch and patio are looking sharp. Always start at the entrance a beautiful Tahoe home to the furthest bedroom picking up everything off the floors and counter surfaces.
And remember, if you have a concern that it’s a bad time for your house to be shown, SAY SO. We are here to help you swiftly sell your home!
Are YOU thinking of selling your beautiful Tahoe property? Give Tim a call today at (530) 360-0231.