5 Tips to Keep Royal Oak Michigan Homes for Sale Ready to Show

Posted in Royal Oak Michigan Homes for Sale by Michigan Real Estate Expert on September 6th, 2010

You’ve repaired, de-cluttered, deep cleaned and polished your Royal Oak Michigan home for sale until it shines.  But how do you keep it that way when you and your family have to live in it every day?

Keep your Royal Oak Michigan home for sale ready to show

Here are 5 tips to keep your Royal Oak Michigan home for sale ready to show (without driving yourself crazy):

1Decree some rooms off limits.  There are a few obvious rooms that can easily be declared off limits such as the formal dining room and living room.  But there are others you may not have considered.  If you have 3 bathrooms, proclaim 1 or 2 of those bathrooms off limits.  Have a guest room but no guest?  Shut the door and forget it.

2Hire a maid service.  You may not be able to afford a cleaning crew on a regular basis, but to reduce your stress while your Royal Oak Michigan home is for sale, consider hiring a housecleaner to come in once or twice a month.

3. Leave your shoes at the door.  Sure, it’s inconvenient, but it really does keep your floors clean much longer which means less vacuuming, sweeping and mopping.

4. Clean as you go. Anytime you get something out, put it away when you’re done with it.  Persuade every member of your household to do the same.

5. Use potpourri.  You may have read some tips I’ve given about baking cookies to make your home smell great for showings.  That’s an excellent idea for people who have lots of time or just love to bake.  But for the rest of us, put out a bowl of cinnamon scented potpourri and avoid cooking smelly foods such as liver, fish or anything fried until your home is sold.  If you can’t do without your fish, go out to eat.

Need to sell your home?  Let me help you get it sold so you can relax.  Call me today at 248-514-2640 or email me at info@NorthWoodwardHomes.com.  

Lee Morof sells North Woodward Homes in Oakland County Michigan RE/MAX Showcase Homes

Lee Morof
Associate Broker/Attorney
RE/MAX Showcase Homes
Birmingham, Michigan
Call:  248-514-2640

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