Thursday, July 9, 2009

Selling the condo: getting ready for showings

Our condo has been on the market for two weeks now, and in that time, we have had three showings. We're really excited that things are moving along. As we continue to pray for direction on a new church, we're also praying that the condo will sell quickly. The realtor has given us some ideas on how to present it well, such as clearing out extra things to make the space look bigger. As I've started packing, we've been learning on how to do a quick clean-up on short notice. Here's the list:

1. Dust furniture.
2. Wipe down kitchen and bathroom counters.
3. Sweep front entrance and garden area.
4. Put away any books, clothes or hobby items.
5. Wash, dry and put away dishes.
6. Hand-mop kitchen and bathroom floors.
7. Vaccuum all rooms and hallway.

Each day, I've been working hard to get the dishes done and straighten things up in each room during my morning routine. It's helped a lot! With a regular cleaning day during the week, doing these few small things before a showing isn't so bad.

Will you join us in praying that our condo will sell quickly? Also--do you have any tips for home showings that I can add to my list? 


lizzykristine said...

I've never owned a home, much less sold one, but I've heard before that a few pots of flowers by the front door and the scent of freshly-baked bread or cookies (whether real or a candle) helps.

Hope it sells quickly and easily!

Theo-Ann said...

Thanks for your tips!:)