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How to Have a Successful Showing

Posted May 14th, 2008 under smart selling. Updated November 7th, 2017

When you go for a job interview, you dress appropriately, groom your hair, and get a good night's sleep so you can make your best impression. Showing a home is no different — a well-prepared house makes a better impression, and attracts more interest.

For a successful showing, a house must be clean and fresh, in good repair, bright and spacious, and well-organised.

Remember, people are trying to picture themselves in your home. Problems and turn-offs interfere with that image in their mind. The better you can make somebody feel about moving in, the greater the interest your home will receive.

Here is a room-by-room checklist to help you make a thorough preparation of your home:


Indoors, Special Rooms

Indoors, All Rooms

Other Tips

The Final Check

A good final check is to walk through each area of your home (don't forget outdoors!) and ask yourself four questions:

If you can answer 'yes' to these questions everywhere, you're ready to have a successful showing.

Do you want to know more about having a successful showing? Just ask me, I'll be happy to help.


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