Timing is everything

Preparing to Show Your Home

First impressions are lasting impressions. You will only have one chance to make a good impression. It is a must that you make sure the buyers looking at your home are left with the best possible impression.

The condition and showability and creating a WOW factor of your home will dramatically effect the marketability of your property and final sale price.

Your Royal LePage Team Realty Real Estate Professional can help you achieve this goal.


* House in good repair
* House number easy to read
* Eaves troughs, down spouts and soffits in good repair
* Garage/car port clean and tidy
* Litter picked up
* Cracked or broken window panes replaced
* Lawns and hedges cut and trimmed, garden weeded and edged
* Walks shoveled and salted
* Boot tray inside front door
* Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
* Porch and foyer clean and tidy


* Chipped plaster and paint touched-up and replaced
* Doors and cupboards properly closed
* Leaky taps and toilets repaired
* Burned out light bulbs replaced
* Squeaky doors oiled
* Mirrors, fixtures, and taps cleaned and polished
* Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
* Floors cleaned, garbage containers empty
* Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy
* Appliances cleaned
* Countertops neat and polished
* All lights turned on
* Air conditioner turned on in warm weather
* Fresh air in house
* Fireplace lit in cooler weather
* Halls and stairs cleaned
* Drapes opened during daylight
* Carpets freshly vacuumed
* Fresh flowers in various rooms
* Jewelry and valuables locked safely away or taken with you
* Valuable property, such as objects of art, vases and figurines out of reach, out of sight, or locked away
* Pets absent, where possible, or contained during the showing, and litter boxes clean