You just received a call from the Showing Center requesting a showing in 30 minutes.

Pre-Showing Checklist

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What to do? Here’s a list of 20 things you can do quickly to spruce up your home:

The Pre-Showing Checklist

  1. Clear off kitchen counters. Put dish drainer away. Wipe countertops.
  2. Put any dirty dishes in the dishwasher. Collect glasses/dishes that may have accumulated in other rooms.
  3. Run the garbage disposal.
  4. Take out kitchen garbage.
  5. Clean stovetop.
  6. Make sure all house and car keys are out of sight.
  7. The same for credit card bills, personal information, medications and jewelry.
  8. Remove or organize normal daily clutter such as mail, newspapers, etc.
  9. Fluff pillows on sofas and chairs.
  10. Make all beds and arrange pillows.
  11. Make sure all laundry is appropriately stowed in a hamper.
  12. Check bathroom towels and change if needed.
  13. Clear off bathroom counters.
  14. Put toilet lids down.
  15. Turn on lights and open blinds.
  16. Empty litterbox.
  17. Make sure the temperature is comfortable.
  18. DO NOT LEAVE ANY CANDLES BURNING.
  19. Make arrangements for Fido- either take him with you or crate him.
  20. Check to see if a quick dusting or vacuuming is necessary.