9 Ways to Be Showing Ready in 30 Minutes or Less! - Part 1

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9 Ways to Be Showing Ready in 30 Minutes or Less! - Part 1Nowadays, homes are selling so quickly that yours might not be on the market for long. This is great news for sellers, but it still doesn’t take away the stress that comes with keeping your home showing ready at all times. We’re all human, so it’s hard to keep the place in top shape! This is especially true if you have little ones at home. But never fear; we have some tips to share for keeping your home ready for showings while still living a normal life inside! Once you have a system in place, it’s completely possible to have your home showing ready in 30 minutes or less.

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Last minute cleanup is always easier when you’re starting from a place of organization. I know it can be so difficult with your family’s busy schedule, so just use these tips to set your family in the right direction!

Here is the first portion of our how-to guide on making sure your home is showing ready before you head out the door:

#1. Get a basket or bin for toys in the living room (or any other common room where your family spends most of their time). Showing your home to potential buyers, while raising little ones of your own, has the possibility to wear you out. Each day can be a never ending battle of millions of toys and rouge socks, so just the thought of adding house showings on top of that can be stressful. Believe me; I totally get it! There are ways to ease that feeling though. Keeping a basket in your living room can make a last-minute toy clean up a snap. Don’t have time to put everything back where it belongs? Just toss it into the designated container, and you’re done. If the basket looks out of place in the area, just put the whole thing back into your child’s room. You’ve gone from warzone-style chaos to a toy-free area in less than a minute! (This is a great chore for the little ones to help with as well.) Try to get in the habit of throwing any stray toys into the basket before you leave the house. It’s the perfect solution to cleaning up when you get one of those last-minute showing phone calls.

#2. Grab some kind of small bin or file folder for any mail or paperwork on your countertops. You’ll be amazed at how cluttered your kitchen can look if you have stacks of papers waiting for your attention. We all have those pesky piles! The easiest way to deal with the stack when you’re in a time crunch is to neatly collect them and put them in a file folder. A small metal mail collector bin can be found in any store’s home or office section. A simple paper folder works too. Just collect it all together and stash the folder in a desk drawer or slide it onto a bookshelf. The key is to make sure potential buyers know you have somewhere to conveniently gather all of these types of things. Piles of paper make it seem like you don’t have enough space; that can be a definite turn off to buyers. Again, in just minutes, your kitchen counter goes from a catch-all to a space meant for cooking and gathering with family.

9 Ways to Be Showing Ready in 30 Minutes or Less! - Part 1

#3. Keep a laundry hamper in every bedroom. This may seem like an obvious suggestion, but some families use the laundry room as the only clothing drop-off area. Placing a laundry hamper in each room makes cleaning up the mess so much easier. Working to stay on top of laundry (both cleaning and putting it all away) makes the home feel much more organized, but there is always going to be dirty clothes - especially if you have boys! Buyers understand this. The key is to make sure that clothing ends up where it belongs. It’s either in the basket or in the drawer. This is another great task to have the little ones help you complete. You can be straightening the kitchen while they do a clothing check in every bedroom. It’s easy to run through the house and throw everything in the hamper in less than 5 minutes!

These first 3 steps will have you on the right track to be showing ready in 30 minutes or less. The process of home showing doesn’t have to be stressful. You can get through it; we’ll do it together! (For part 2 of our list, click here.) We’ve been in the business of selling homes for quite a while, so we can help make the process as smooth as possible. It’s what The Louisville Real Estate Pros love to do!

9 Ways to Be Showing Ready in 30 Minutes or Less! - Part 1 

Looking for more tips on how to prepare your home to sell? Contact Pam Ruckriegel with The Louisville Real Estate Pros at Keller Williams Realty Louisville East today! 502-435-5524.

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6723 Aiken Rd
Louisville, KY 40245
6723 Aiken Rd Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 55
$2,385,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
4,100
BUILT
1988
ON SITE
10Days
MLS
1514475
Come experience this tranquil and charming HORSE FARM and LOVELY home situated on 152 acres of verdant green hills and valleys located on the Jefferson/Shelby County Line...minutes from the...
6723 Aiken Rd
Louisville, KY 40245
6723 Aiken Rd Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 55
$2,385,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
4,100
BUILT
1988
ON SITE
10Days
MLS
1514476
Come experience this tranquil and charming HORSE FARM and LOVELY home situated on 152 acres of verdant green hills and valleys located on the Jefferson/Shelby County Line...minutes from the...
3104 Boxhill Ln
Louisville, KY 40222
Open House
3104 Boxhill Ln Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 31
$1,325,000
Subdivision: Glenview
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
6,577
BUILT
1975
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1514630
Boxhill (also once known as ''Winkworth'') is one of the ''Country Estates of River Road'', originally built around 1910 for the owner of the Chess & Wymond Cooperage. 3104 Boxhill Lane was built in...
535 Fairfield Dr
Louisville, KY 40206
535 Fairfield Dr Louisville, KY 40206
1 of 40
$1,289,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,309
BUILT
1939
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
1514896
Luxury living at it's best! This classic 3 story home sits on one of the prettiest streets in the highly sought after Estates section of Cherokee Gardens. Bright and inviting, the eat in kitchen is...
1221 Forest Trail Pl
Louisville, KY 40245
1221 Forest Trail Pl Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 100
$1,199,900
Subdivision: Bridgemore Estates
BEDS
7
BATHS
9
SQ.FT.
12,005
BUILT
2004
ON SITE
6Days
MLS
1514772
Stunning Home on 4.68 Acres! Fall in love with this 7 Bedroom, 7 Full Bath, 2 Half Bath home in the gated community of Bridgemore Estates just 3 miles from the Gene Snyder. Exceptional quality,...
2111 Club Vista Pl
Louisville, KY 40245
2111 Club Vista Pl Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 75
$989,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
7,347
BUILT
1995
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
1514172
Absolutely stunning open floor plan located in Landmark estates with a large backyard overlooking the 1st fairway of Lake Forest Country Club. This 7300sf+ home has natural light pouring in...
1232 Cherokee Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
Open House
1232 Cherokee Rd Louisville, KY 40204
1 of 32
$949,900
Subdivision: Cherokee Triangle
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,655
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
2Days
MLS
1515169
1st showings Sunday, 9/23, 2-4 pm on this rare offering of a 5 bedroom, 4.5 bath home, with a remarkable mix of traditional and modern features. Incredibly stylish finishes in the gourmet kitchen...
6612 Nightingale Bluff Ln
Louisville, KY 40241
6612 Nightingale Bluff Ln Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 47
$899,900
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,700
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1514568
This custom built 4 BDRM, 3 full, 2 half bath walkout ranch in desirable Sanctuary Bluff sits on 2 lots (.61 acres). Maintained by the HOA with a cost of $375/month and includes outside window...
2306 Rutherford Wynd
Louisville, KY 40205
2306 Rutherford Wynd Louisville, KY 40205
1 of 41
$889,500
Subdivision: Highland
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,716
BUILT
1915
ON SITE
7Days
MLS
1514722
Spectacular timeless Tudor -style architecture in a renovated and ready to move in property in a park-like setting. Located within walking distance of Cherokee Park and Bardstown Road on a quiet...
1755 Cherokee Terrace
Louisville, KY 40205
Open House
1755 Cherokee Terrace Louisville, KY 40205
1 of 46
$859,000
Subdivision: Bonnycastle
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,085
BUILT
1913
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
1515073
This exquisite Cherokee Park home has 4 bedrooms and 4 1/2 baths. Located on a quiet street just 840 feet from the park, this historical home has been lovingly updated and cared for. Original...
603 Woodlake Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
Open House
603 Woodlake Dr Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 94
$849,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest
BEDS
6
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
7,451
BUILT
1990
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
1515068
LAKE FRONT property in Lake Forest. From soaring ceilings to hardwood floors, this home has it all! This home was Custom-built on a beautiful treed lot, with gorgeous views of the lake. Home...
222 E Witherspoon St
Louisville, KY 40202
Open House
222 E Witherspoon St Louisville, KY 40202
1 of 31
$819,900
Subdivision: Waterfront Park Place
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,121
BUILT
2006
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1514557
Great value under assessment, priced to sell! Absolutely splendid condo with top quality finishes, professional design, amazing views and superb 15th floor location! Extremely open floor plan that...

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