1. Empty the garbage. The kitchen is most important, but include all bathroom trash cans too. If you don’t have a very convenient spot for the kitchen can, put it in the garage (if you have one). Garbage smells, don’t let your house smell like garbage during a showing. First impressions make lasting ones!
2. Sweep your front entry/walkway. Get a new welcome mat if you can. This goes back to first impressions- don’t give buyers a reason to think the place is filthy before they walk in the door.
3. Open the blinds in the whole house. Remove dark or heavy curtains. Unless the window looks onto something unsightly…let there be light!
4. Put your mail away. Personal items everywhere subconsciously block some people’s mind from imagining themselves living there. This goes back to de-personalizing the space- no photos, coupons, magazines, etc.
5. Spray neutral air freshener or keep a standing one by the door. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into a house with buyers, it smelled good, and was noted. ‘Well, it smells clean.’ Even if it’s a dump. I’ve shown more than I’d like to admit that smelled like an animal shelter, curry restaurant, or smokey dive bar…the buyers would forever refer to it as ‘the smelly house.’ Don’t be the smelly house.
Callum is a young and energetic licensed Realtor® who is based in Fort Myers, Florida. Callum is quickly making a name for himself as a driven agent who uses the most up-to-date real estate technology to sell homes in the way they should be in the 21st Century. Callum joined LISTED Realty in 2020, and works in partnership with his dad, who is also a licensed professional, to get the job done quickly and efficiently.
Callum is still single, and when he's not working you're likely to find him working out at the gym or playing soccer with his local team.