3 Things to Put Away Before People Tour Your Home

Dated: May 29 2021

Views: 190

3 Items to Put Away Before People Tour Your Home

If you're selling a home in Vero Beach, there are a few things you need to put away before prospective buyers show up for tours - and they may surprise you.

3 Things to Put Away Before People Tour Your Home 

First things first: Your home needs to be spotlessly clean each time a prospective buyer comes to call. Once that's handled, you should always put away:

  1. Political, religious or team-themed decor
  2. Collections of anything
  3. Personal items (including everything from refrigerator magnets to medications)

Here's a closer look at each. 

Political, Religious or Team-Themed Decor

If you have any decor that could spark debate, it needs to come down before an agent shows your home. That includes political signs, religious decor and even sports memorabilia. The idea is to make your home look like a model home that you see in a new neighborhood; you want everything to be completely neutral so that prospective buyers are free to focus on the home's substance - not its contents.

Collections of Anything

Although you may have the world's greatest collection of special items, you need to tuck them away when people are coming to tour your home. That's for a couple of reasons - the first being that buyers won't be able to picture their belongings in your space if it's teeming with collectibles. The second reason is that you don't want anything from your prized collection to go missing, and although it's unfortunate, it's totally possible.  

Personal Items

All your personal items need to be put away (and some need to be secured) before you leave the house for a showing. That includes family heirlooms and pieces of decor, jewelry, and even medications (even if they're not narcotics). 

Are You Buying or Selling a Home in Vero Beach?

If you're considering buying or selling a home in Vero Beach, we're here to help. Check out our: 

You can also get in touch with us to learn how we can aggressively market your home to all the right buyers. We can help you sell it quickly - and at the right price - so call us today.

Blog author image

Chip Boyer

Chip is the IT Manager for Alex MacWilliam Real Estate. He handles the technology needs of the company as well as helping agents in their day to day problem solving.....

Latest Blog Posts

How Do You Know if the Home You’re Buying Will Have Good Resale Value?

Even if you intend to live in your next home forever, it's good to know – or at least have some idea – that it'll have a good resale value should you ever decide to sell. This guide

Read More

3 Contingencies You Should Never Waive When You Buy a Home

When you’re buying a home in Vero Beach, your real estate agent will build contingencies into your contract. Contingencies are important because they provide you with a way to get out of the

Read More

3 Tips for Buying a House in Florida if You Don’t Already Live Here

Buying a home out of state can be a huge adventure – and you can make the best of it by following these three tips.3 Tips for Buying a House in Florida if You Don’t Already Live HereIf

Read More

3 Things Buyers Always Notice (and How to Fix Them)

Many people who sell their homes attempt to cover up minor issues that could just as easily be fixed. This guide explains three of those issues and what you can do to avoid sending up red flags for

Read More