10 Oct 2014

Mark Zawaideh

Tips for Getting your Home "Show Ready"

Family RoomSince everybody has a different way of decorating their home, it's important to get your home ready to be shown when selling it. Understanding what it takes to get your home ready to show is very important. Not everybody will agree with your sense of style and you need to remember, you will be moving out soon.


Neutralizing the decor and colors of your home makes a difference. This will make it easier for potential buyers to see what they can do with the home instead of what you have done with it. Regardless of how extreme your decor is, you will need to neutralize a few things as you get ready to show your home.


Another part of the process of getting your home ready is de-personalizing it. You will want to remove family photos and take away anything that shows you still live there. This makes it much easier for the potential buyers to see it as a home for sale and not one you currently live in.

A few other tips for making your home "Show Ready" include:

  • Show Consistency throughout the Space - It's not a good idea to put things where they don't belong, such as a computer desk in the dining room.
  • Declutter - Remove all the clutter, including doilies and other personal touches.
  • Match the architecture with the decor - Showing the same style with the type of home and decor can bring out many natural features.
  • Pack, Purge and Clean - Now is the time to get rid of the things you don't need and clean your home from top to bottom. You want to pack up everything you can and prepare for the move before you show your home.

If you follow these tips and it's possible to vacate the home, while it's being shown, you will have a better chance of selling it quickly. Your real estate agent can help you with any other advice you might need to prepare your home for sale.

Topics: Seller Tips