home selling

Here are some simple tips to help you prepare your home for showings during the home selling process:


Having good aromas in your home are important to making a first impression to potential homebuyers. Make sure to use cleaners and disinfectants throughout your home. Many homeowners will bake cookies before an open house to create a nostalgic, familiar and comforting atmosphere. It’s also a good idea to choose scents that copy the lifestyle and atmosphere you are trying to sell. Pine and cedar may be good for a home surrounded with lots of outdoor wildlife, where as lavender and mint may be more suited for a water front property.


A simple way to update your home is with a fresh coat of paint. Choosing neutral colors such as whites, beiges, and greys is your best bet. These colors will create the feeling of cleanliness and allow potential homebuyers the opportunity to envision their own possessions against the neutral colors.


Having a well cared for lawn and outdoor landscape will be inviting to potential homebuyers. This is their first impression of the home, so make it count! Make sure your lawn is mowed and your bushes are trimmed. If it’s fall, make sure the leaves are raked.

Showcase Your Storage

Potential homebuyers are keeping an eye out for storage space when they view a home. Organized and uncluttered closets will make them seem bigger. Make sure to organize garages, basements and attics.

Pay Attention to Your Bathrooms

Bathrooms can be a huge selling point to homebuyers. A little attention to detail can really transform your bathroom. Repair caulking in bathtubs and showers, and display nice towels, clean shower curtains, and include fragrant hand soap.

De-clutter Your Bedroom

Sometimes your bedroom can be a catch all of items. Keep your bedroom spacious and simple. Remove extra furniture, and keep clutter to a minimum. Make sure curtains are clean, and pulled back to let the natural light in.