The house has officially been on the market for a week now. I feel like I’ve gotten pretty good at showings. Here’s my “tips”
1. Our realtor did a great job at making everything really open. This has also put most of our stuff in the garage. I’ve tried to leave as little as possible inside the home. P does have a bucket of toys that comes in and out depending on if we’re showing. It makes it easy to dump it all in there and throw it in the garage.
2. I let everyone come. Sometimes P has been asleep, but I just let them know if they like the house they’re welcome to come back and see that room, but it’s of a similar size to the master. No one’s been taken aback by it. We show it whenever someone wants to see it. We do ask that people call, and most have been nice enough to call, but when I see someone pulling a flyer and staring at it, I will often open the door and invite them in . The more showings, the better.
3. I do my 10 minute tidy in the AM. I walk room by room and make it ALL show -worthy after I drop off kids in the AM. That way I can have very little notice and it can pretty-well be show worthy.
4. I leave the drapes all open. My realtor said this was very important and it does make it seem more open.
Anyway, that’s all I can think of. So far we’ve had about 30+ people come through. That apparently is a good number for the first week. We’re starting to have a few second showings, so that is promising. I am so grateful that God has our back in all of this. Sometimes I get so busy in all the “doings” that I need to realize that I just need to do what I need to do and then let God do the rest. He always does.