A Seller's Guide to Showing Their Home

Posted by Tom Crimmins Realty, Ltd. on Sunday, June 4th, 2017 at 9:33am.

When it comes to a seller showing their home, there are a few make or break aspects that can give your home its best appeal. Some examples of this are what you could do while your house is being shown as well as creating a clear and well maintained driveway that will give your home good curb appeal.

When it comes down to showing your home while still living there, the best thing to do would be to leave it up to the agent handling the home to do all the talking. Since they are professionals, they know all the right things to say to portray homes in the best light. To avoid any interference while the agent is showing your home you could simply take a walk around your neighborhood and get some fresh air, or even hang out in the yard for the duration of the showing. On the other hand, getting out of the house may not even be necessary as long as the agent has an opportunity to show the home without interference. Of course, you can also discuss with your agent about what to do during an open house, such as guiding potential buyers through, especially on a busy day. Have a chat with your agent and come up with a "game plan" before the showing or open house.

Besides what you could do during the showing, there are things you can do before the showing . By creating a clear driveway, it prevents the street and front of the house from looking congested. Adding a dash of color with beautiful plants and flowers may also catch a potential buyer's eye. Even just mowing the lawn or cleaning the pool before showing can really make or break a home. 

Summer is just around the corner and with the warm weather, many home buyers are on the hunt for a new spot to live. This will mean more people are likely to come by and view your home. Make sure to keep the atmosphere appropriate for the hotter season by keeping the air conditioning on, changing curtains to a light and airy material, offering cool refreshing bottles of water, and aesthetic indoor plants to show the potential buyer how pleasant your home is.

If you want a professional opinion from one of our many seasoned realtors, don't be shy to to call or visit Tom Crimmins Realty to ask! Our phone number is 718-370-3200 or you can visit our website, tomcrimminsrealty.com, from the comfort of your own home. 

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