The Buyers Are Here! How To Be Ready For a Showing at a Moment’s Notice

Preparing to sell your Rancho Santa Fe home can be a big undertaking. You’ll no doubt spend many hours getting your space ready for potential buyers to see. From decluttering and depersonalizing to packing and staging, we understand the amount of work that goes into making your home show-ready. When you spend all this time prepping, it can help make those last-minute requests for showings so much easier on you. But what happens if you’re living in your Rancho Santa Fe home during the sale? How do you keep your home looking pristine for buyers while still living your everyday life? Here’s what you need to do to be ready for a showing at a moment’s notice.

Establish a new routine

Let’s assume that you’ve thoroughly cleaned, decluttered, and depersonalized your home before you listed it for sale. That will make everything easier on you. After that, you should establish new routines for the remainder of the time you’ll be spending in the home. It’s helpful to create daily habits – especially first thing in the morning – that will make a last-minute showing a piece of cake. Make your bed as soon as you get up and open all the curtains in your home. Clean up messes as soon as you make them and avoid creating unnecessary clutter. These new routines can save you valuable minutes when a buyer is about to arrive.

Stock up on supplies for a quick cleaning

Buyers will expect your home to be sparkling clean – especially since we’re still dealing with the pandemic. For that reason, keep cleaning supplies at the ready so you can give frequently touched surfaces a touch-up before you leave. Load up the dishwasher, put dirty clothes in the laundry, and take out the trash before you go.

Harness the power of the empty tote

Your most powerful weapon when you’re about to have a last-minute showing is an empty tote or two. No matter how diligent you are about keeping your home clutter-free, certain things do tend to accumulate. When buyers are coming, take a quick walk through your home with your empty totes in hand. Toss any items that need to be put away into your totes. You can then stash them in an out-of-the-way place like the attic or take them with you when you leave.

Have a plan for valuable or sensitive items

Finally, it’s important to have a plan for what you’ll do with your most valuable items when buyers will be visiting your home. You don’t want to leave financial documents, passports, jewelry, or prescription medications out or easily accessible. Dedicate a locked drawer or a safe for these items and remember to stash them away before taking off. Alternatively, you can also take these items with you when you leave.

Contact the Lucy Kelts Collection today

This spring is an excellent time to put your Rancho Santa Fe home on the market! If you’re ready to list, then contact the Lucy Kelts Collection today at 858-775-8843 or [email protected] to get started. Our award-winning team is standing by to assist you with all your real estate needs.

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