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Tips to prepare your home for showings..

Anthony Malafronte

TEAM LEADER and HEAD of STUFF @ My Tampa Agent, Anthony has been a resident of Tampa Bay for over 23 years...

TEAM LEADER and HEAD of STUFF @ My Tampa Agent, Anthony has been a resident of Tampa Bay for over 23 years...

Jan 24 2 minutes read

Prospective buyers want to envision themselves living in your home. Removing your personal effects will help them mentally move in. Creating a clean, clutter free environment will help sell your home.

Exterior and Grounds 
  • Mow lawn, trim shrubs
  • Sweep walkways, pick up sticks, leaves
  • Remove cars from driveway, hide trash cans
  • Put toys, bicycles away, store seasonal decor
  • Stow garden tools, supplies, remove garden hose
  • Straighten deck furniture,  clean pool area
  • Fill planters with flowers
  • Add a colorful flag
  • Spread fresh mulch

Inside the House
  • Remove all visible clutter, open shades & blinds
  • Wash windows & glass doors
  • Replace burnt light bulbs, empty wastebaskets
  • Hide pet dishes, toys, beds
  • Turn on lights
  • Vacuum carpets, sweep hard floors
  • Turn off televisions, remove newspapers & mail
  • Display attractive books, minimize knick-knacks
  • Remove personal photos

The Kitchen
  • Remove art from refrigerator, store food in cabinets
  • De-clutter counters, stove
  • Stow small appliances, hide soaps, cleaning items
  • Hide dish towels & sponges
  • Clear sink of dishes
  • Put away draining racks, organize open shelves
  • Place fruit bowl on counter
  • Display fresh pastries

The Bedrooms
  • Make the beds
  • Arrange decorative pillows
  • Put away clothing & shoes
  • Clean under the bed
  • Clear surfaces of clutter

The Dining Room
  • Straighten dining chairs
  • Add centerpiece & candles
  • Set the table for dinner
  • Add a vase of flowers
  • Add a bottle of wine, glasses

The Bathroom

  • Make the bathroom sparkle
  • Hang fresh towels
  • Clear counters of toiletries
  • Clean mirrors
  • Close toilet lid



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