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Keep Your Home Ready to Show with These 4 Tips

As a seller, you have to be able to get your home looking fantastic at the drop of a dime if an interested buyer schedules a tour. And unless you have the time to constantly clean, keeping your space prepped for showings might seem like an endless (and stressful!) ordeal. Luckily, we have a few tips that can help you avoid any pre-showing panicking.

The Easiest Ways to Stay Ready for Showings

The biggest secret to keeping your home ready for buyers is to do most of the work ahead of time. It might be tempting to put off cleaning or wait until the last minute to add your finishing touches, but all that procrastinating can easily backfire right before a showing! Here are some easy ways to keep your home looking spotless at all times…without any added headaches.

Declutter and reorganize

Decluttering a living room

Before you even think about listing, take some time to declutter and reorganize your belongings. This can help decrease the amount of stuff you have to put away before a showing, as well as reduce how much you’ll pack when you inevitably move. Remember, you want buyers to focus on the best parts of your home, not your clutter.

Not sure where to start? Try sorting your possessions in “keep,” “donate,” and “throw away” piles so you can narrow down what you really need. And if you have items that don’t get used every day that you’d like to keep, you can always rent a storage unit until you move into your new place.

Do an initial deep clean

Cleaning a kitchen

After you’ve thoroughly decluttered, you’ll want to do a thorough cleaning of every single room in your home, including your closets. It might seem like a lot of work at first, but it’ll be worth it when you don’t have to completely scrub down your house each time a buyer comes knocking on your door. Don’t shy away from getting into every nook and cranny—you want everything to look perfect!

Many professionals recommend using the top-to-bottom and left-to-right rule. That means starting by cleaning things up high, such as ceiling fans and bookshelves, and ending with your floors and carpets. Going from left to right can also keep you on task and make the entire process go by much faster.

Have a routine for tidying up

Making a bed

Let’s be honest—if you have kids, pets, or actually live in your home, it’s not easy to keep it looking like a showroom at all times. Establishing a regular tidying routine can help you maintain that initial deep clean you did before listing. Assigning tasks—like making beds or vacuuming the floors—to everyone in your household also allows you to divide and conquer!

To minimize the amount of cleaning you have to do, consider keeping some rooms that you don’t use off limits. You can even designate a certain area, such as an ottoman or a storage bin under a bed, for everyday clutter that needs to be hidden right before a showing.

Create an escape plan

Family on a walk

Keeping your home ready for showings is only half of the battle—you also need to know where you and your household will be going before the buyers show up! Not every tour is conveniently timed, so you’ll want to have a few options in place for different times and days of the week. If you have kids or pets, don’t forget to make arrangements to accommodate their needs, too.

Don’t know where to go? Try using your time to run errands or plan some fun (and practical) outings with your kids, like an outdoor study session or afternoon at the pool. Your furry friend can also be included in the fun—just head to a pet-friendly park for a little sunshine and fresh air!

Want to Get Top Dollar and Sell Fast?

Selling your home might seem difficult, but working with the right agent can make all the difference! We’re ready to help you navigate every step of the selling process, so just give us a call at The Bouma Group, Realtors to see what we can do for you. 734-761-3060 or info@bouma.com

7202 Mulder Drive, Dexter MI Home with Pool

7202 Mulder Drive, Dexter MI 481307202 Mulder Rd., Dexter MI Home with Pool for Sale

Off Market! Enjoy summer in the beautiful backyard oasis at 7202 Mulder Drive. Features of this 2-story home include:

  • 3391 sq. ft., +1344 in the finished walk-out, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • Huge kitchen has prep island, breakfast bar, double ovens, stainless appliances, and a multitude of cabinets.
  • Lower level is nicely finished with a huge recreation space, wet bar with plenty of seating, and full bath.
  • Well landscaped back yard offers a sparkling in-ground pool with waterfalls, a sandy ‘beach’ area, and a brick patio with a fire pit.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3257480
  • Listed for $649,000

For more information for 7202 Mulder Drive, or to request a private showing, contact the specialists with The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more Dexter Real Estate listings here!

2039 Tibbitts Court, Ann Arbor Home at Orchard Place

2039 Tibbitts Court, Ann Arbor MI 481052039 Tibbitts Court, Ann Arbor MI Home at Orchard Place

SOLD! Pristine 2-story home in a wooded setting in the desirable Orchard Place neighborhood. Features include:

  • 2340 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Vaulted living room shares a 2-sided fireplace with the dining area and kitchen.
  • New cabinets, granite counters, and stainless appliances in the kitchen.
  • Large, first floor master bedroom suite has a vaulted ceiling, walk-in closet, and private bath with a spa tub.
  • MLS# 3248877
  • Listed for $479,900

To learn more about 2039 Tibbitts Court or to schedule a showing for this Ann Arbor home, contact us at The Bouma Group, Realtors at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos and details for Orchard Place subdivision here!

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1020 Louise St., Ypsilanti MI Colonial for Sale

1020 Louise St., Ypsilanti MI 481971020 Louise St., Ypsilanti MI Home for Sale

SOLD! Terrific price for this solid colonial that with some updating can become the home of your dreams! Details include:

  • 1416 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.1 baths.
  • Family room has a cozy, brick fireplace and sliding glass doors that open to the large deck and back yard.
  • All 3 bedrooms have hardwood floors.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3245461
  • Listed for $150,000

To learn more about 1020 Louise St., contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View more of our Featured Listings here!

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1584 Mallard Cove, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale

1584 Mallard Cove, Ann Arbor MI 481081584 Mallard Cove, Ann Arbor MI Home with Saline Schools listed for sale

SOLD! Traditional floor plan in this large 2-story in the picturesque Mallard Cove subdivision. Details include:

  • 2306 square feet, plus an unfinished walk-out lower level, 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Formal living and dining rooms, plus a vaulted family room with a cozy wood burning stove – all have hardwood flooring.
  • Sliding doors from the eating space open to a large deck that overlooks the 3/4 acre lot.
  • Ann Arbor mailing address with award winning Saline Schools.
  • More photos & features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3245460
  • Listed for $334,900

To learn more about 1584 Mallard Cove, or to request a private showing, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. View photos, an aerial tour, market statistics and more for Mallard Cove subdivision here!

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5720 Wellesley Lane, Wellesley Garden Condo for Sale

5720 Wellesley Lane, Ypsilanti MI 481975720 Wellesley Lane, Ypsilanti MI Condo at Wellesley Gardens

SOLD! Thoroughly updated brownstone style condo at beautiful Wellesley Gardens. Features include:

  • 1487 square feet with 2 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Open concept living room has a gas fireplace flanked by large, light-filled windows.
  • Maple cabinets, granite counters and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
  • Luxurious master bedroom suite boasts a second fireplace, tray ceiling, walk-in closet, and private master bath with a dual sink vanity, spa tub, and separate shower.
  • Attached 1-car garage.
  • More photos & features
  • MLS# 3244223
  • Listed for $188,000

For more information on The Bouma Group’s new real estate listing at 5720 Wellesley Lane, contact us, the condo specialists today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. See more photos and details for Wellesley Gardens here!

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3542 Fieldcrest, Ypsilanti Home at University Palisades

3542 Fieldcrest, Ypsilanti MI 481973542 Fieldcrest, Ypsilanti MI 48197 Home for sale at University Palisades

New Listing! Immaculate colonial style home located in the University Palisades subdivision in Pittsfield Township with Ann Arbor schools. Features include:

  • 2136 square feet with 4 bedrooms and 2.1 baths.
  • Formal living room adjoins the formal dining room.
  • Vaulted family room has a cozy fireplace and is open to the kitchen and eating space.
  • More photos & features
  • Ypsilanti mailing address, Ann Arbor schools, Pittsfield Township taxes
  • MLS# 3238749
  • Listed for $267,900

To request more information about 3542 Fieldcrest or to set up a private showing, contact us at The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com. Find out more about the University Palisades neighborhood here!

3617 Tanglewood, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale

3617 Tanglewood, Ann Arbor MI 481053617 Tanglewood, Ann Arbor MI Home for Sale

SOLD! All of the charm of a French Country cottage in this well decorated cape cod located in the upscale Tanglewood subdivision. This home offers:

  • 3500 sq. ft., plus an additional 1500 in the finished lower level, 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • 2 story foyer has an elegant curved staircase, a window seat, and stunning crystal chandelier.
  • Kitchen provides a hearth room, fieldstone fireplace and bread warmer, granite counters, Viking refrigerator and 2 Viking stoves.
  • Vaulted sunroom has a hot tub and full bath.
  • Stunning landscaping by master gardener.
  • More photos and features
  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3238280
  • Listed for $779,900

For more information on 3617 Tanglewood, or to request a private showing, contact the Ann Arbor Real Estate specialists today at 734761-3060 or info@bouma.com. View photos and details for the Tanglewood neighborhood here!

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6180 First Street, Superior Township Halo House

6180 First St., Superior Township MI 481986180 First Street, Superior Township MI The Halo House

Off the Market. Spectacular doesn’t even begin to describe The Halo House, a custom contemporary with unbelievable style and incredible views from every room. Features include:

  • 4825 square feet of living space with 4 bedrooms and 3.1 baths.
  • Situated on a 3 acre lot with 400′ frontage overlooking the Huron River.
  • Walls of windows throughout provide stunning views of the surrounding nature.
  • Amazing chef’s kitchen, luxurious master suite with fireplace, fine finishes and much more.
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  • Virtual tour
  • MLS# 3238066
  • Listed for $1,100,000

To learn more about this incredible home at 6180 First St., and to request a private showing, contact the real estate specialists with The Bouma Group today at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today. View more of our featured properties here!

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789 Jennings Rd., Whitmore Lake, MI Home with Acreage

789 Jennings Road, Whitmore Lake, MI 48189789 Jennings Road, Whitmore Lake MI 48189 Home with acreage

New Listing! Situated in a gorgeous, pastoral setting on 10 acres, this private retreat includes pond frontage, pastures, and a huge pole barn. Details include:

  • 1324 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 1.1 baths.
  • Kitchen features granite counters, oak cabinets, and a newer floor.
  • Family room has a cozy wood burning stove.
  • New roof on house, garage, and pole barn.
  • More photos and features
  • MLS# 3237232
  • Listed for $364,900

For more information on 789 Jennings Rd., or to schedule a private showing, contact us at The Bouma Group at 734-761-3060 or email info@bouma.com today! View more of our Featured Listings here.