Tips For Showing Your Home

Showing Your Home
Showing Your Home


Turn on all lights in rooms for a bright look. Open all draperies unless the view is not attractive.

Your Presence

Most buyers prefer that the owners are not present. Please try to arrange your schedule to be away from your home when it is being showed. If you must remain at home during a showing, take a walk around the block and give the potential buyers some freedom to view your home.

Showing Time

Allow showings whenever possible. The more you show your house the better the chance you will find a buyer. Remember it is about selling your home not your convenience.

Add Music

Soft background music creates a relaxed mood that prompts buyers to linger and enjoy. Never have the TV on when the house is being shown.


Make your house smell a nice as possible by opening windows to let in fresh air, setting out flowers, or baking cookies.


Pets should be kept outside when the house is being shown.

Pro’s & Con’s of Home Ownership

The Pro’s   

  • You may have an income tax deduction. If you itemize your taxes, interest on your home loan is usually tax-deductible.
  • You build equity. Equity is the difference between what your house is worth and how much you owe.
  • You control your monthly payment. Fixed-rate loans offer a set monthly payment so there are no annual rent increases.
  • Freedom from landlords. Home ownership frees you from the policies that benefit the landlord and gives you the opportunity to live as you see fit.

The Con’s 

  • Your financial responsibilities increase. You’ll be responsible for other costs associated with owning a home, including: Taxes, Homeowner’s Insurance, Gas, Electric, Water, Garbage, Sewer, Pest control, etc.
  • Home values can fluctuate. If your home decreases in value, you could lose all or part of your investment.
  • Your ability to move is limited. Real estate is not a liquid asset. It may take a fair amount of time to sell your home if you decide to move.
  • Routine maintenance and repairs are your responsibility – You’ll need to be able to set aside money as a reserve for maintenance or repairs.