5 Minute Tips: Prep Your Home for Viewing


You have potential buyers coming but you’re already running late for work. What can you do in 5 minutes that will have the most impact?


1. Tidy the foyer / front entrance.

The front entrance is the first impression of your home. Put away your family’s shoes, hats, jackets, mail, etc.


2. Turn on lights and open the curtains.

Brighter homes look larger and more welcoming. Your real estate agent would be happy to turn off the lights and close the curtains after the prospective buyers have left, if you ask them.


3. Give the powder rooms a once-over.

Put the toilet lids down, wipe any hair and toothpaste spills from the sink, and put away toiletries.


4. Remove personal items.

Quickly go through your home and remove personal items such as family photos, bills and jewellery. This will help potential buyers picture themselves making the home their own.


5. Shake off your welcome mat.

Make sure your welcome mat is clean, free of leaves, bugs or other outdoor distractions that have a habit of accumulating.

This quick and easy task list will help you present your home to buyers in the best light, and it will ensure your mind doesn’t wander back to your house throughout the day with worries that you did not leave your home as clean as you could have.


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Beautiful updated 5 BD family home in sought after desirable area of Harbour Chines. Upstairs features modern kitchen w/ S/S appliances, tile floors and a center island that is perfect for entertaining. Spacious dining and living area w/gas fireplace. Home has hardwood floors, custom color paint, big bright windows, new bathroom and a massive deck. Downstairs boasts very large recroom, and 2 more bedrooms plus large den/flex room and a trendy wine cellar. All of this is on an estate size lot of 12,275 sqft. Minutes from Catholic School, French Immersion, transit and all amenities. Motivated Sellers, make an offer!! Open House Saturday, Feb. 16th, 2-4pm.
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