How to Prep For Home Showings: For Sellers

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Attention New Orleans home sellers! You can’t just clean your house the one time before professional photos are taken and think that’s all you have to do for home showings. Let us show you how to prep for home showings!

Take a moment to think about what would WOW you when you enter a home.

What came to mind? Was it a good smelling home? Was it a lush front yard? Use that as a guide to get your house ready to show.


How to Prep for Home Showings:

  • Take the trash out. A stinky house doesn’t appeal to many people.
  • Empty the cat box. While we are about stinky items, make sure you regularly empty your cat’s litter box while your house is on the market. You never know when you will get a last-minute showing.
  • Put your valuables away. Cash, jewelry, prescriptions, guns, etc. Hide them. Put them in safe. Potential buyers will open up closets and medicine cabinets. Hide any items that might give away any confidential information.
  • Declutter. No one wants to walk into a house that’s filled with your stuff. They need to imagine their items there. I’m not saying get rid of everything. It’s good to see furniture placement for ideas. But every photo from your childhood doesn’t help people imagining themselves living the house you’re trying to sell.
  • Good smells. If you’re going to leave right before the showing and come back immediately following, a nice smelling candle can help set the tone. Many buyers walk into a house and comment when it smells nice (or bad!).
  • Curb Appeal. Make sure you don’t have dead plants out front. Cut the grass regularly while you’re on the market. Take a broom to the cobwebs around your door. You have once chance to make a good impression.
  • Leave. Don’t be those sellers that stick around while the potential buyers are there. It gets weird and the buyers never feel comfortable.


Price, location, and marketing will help sell your New Orleans home. However, follow some of these tips above to help your house stand out from others.


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