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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12880 S Pope Lick Rd
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12880 S Pope Lick Rd Louisville, KY 40299
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$2,900,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
5
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
9,935
BUILT
1990
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1518694
Rare opportunity to own an urban/suburban equestrian estate! Nearly 10,000sqft home on approx. 25 acres inside the Gene Snyder and minutes to every convenience. Behind the tree lined gates is a...
12880 S Pope Lick Rd
Louisville, KY 40299
12880 S Pope Lick Rd Louisville, KY 40299
1 of 62
$2,900,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
5
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
9,935
BUILT
1990
ON SITE
9Days
MLS
1518692
Rare opportunity to own an urban/suburban equestrian estate! Nearly 10,000sqft home on approx. 25 acres inside the Gene Snyder and minutes to every convenience. Behind the tree lined gates is a...
32 Mockingbird Valley Dr
Louisville, KY 40207
32 Mockingbird Valley Dr Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 41
$2,895,000
Subdivision: Mockingbird Valley
BEDS
5
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
9,292
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
1518303
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5805 Glen Park Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
5805 Glen Park Rd Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 50
$1,299,000
Subdivision: Glenview Place
BEDS
7
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
7,179
BUILT
1987
ON SITE
13Days
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1518474
Understated elegance defines this stunning custom-built Glenview home, nestled within a serene cul-de-sac of one of Louisville's most premier neighborhoods. Beginning with a paver circular driveway...
2602 Valley Vista Rd
Louisville, KY 40205
2602 Valley Vista Rd Louisville, KY 40205
1 of 56
$1,275,000
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BEDS
6
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,251
BUILT
2011
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
1518480
A HIGHLANDS GEM! Custom built beautiful brick 2 story home on double lot. This home has to be seen to appreciate all the amenities. Entry with arched double doors, hardwood floors, study, dining...
1432 Cherokee Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
1432 Cherokee Rd Louisville, KY 40204
1 of 38
$1,145,000
Subdivision: Highlands
BEDS
7
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,701
BUILT
1923
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
1518372
Absolutely stunning 3 story brick estate directly across from Cherokee Park in the heart of the Highlands! Originally built in 1923, this 7 bed, 5.5 bath property has all the amenities of a luxury...
1912 Whitewood Ridge Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
1912 Whitewood Ridge Dr Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 45
$995,000
Subdivision: Sycamore Ridge Est
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
4,251
BUILT
2004
ON SITE
2Days
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1519249
Stunning custom built home situated on 5 gorgeous acres. You must see this exquisite property to believe it. From the moment you enter you will be enthralled by the soaring ceilings and gorgeous...
11 Totem Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
11 Totem Rd Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 56
$975,000
Subdivision: Indian Hills
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,115
BUILT
1953
ON SITE
15Days
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1518261
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2939 Rainbow Dr
Louisville, KY 40206
2939 Rainbow Dr Louisville, KY 40206
1 of 53
$975,000
Subdivision: Cherokee Gardens
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,845
BUILT
1938
ON SITE
5Days
MLS
1519113
This stunning traditional 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath brick colonial in highly sought after Cherokee Gardens is in superb and meticulous condition! The updated kitchen with high-end appliances (Viking &...
4200 Hidden Bluff Ct
Louisville, KY 40241
4200 Hidden Bluff Ct Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 47
$899,900
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
BEDS
4
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,700
BUILT
2018
ON SITE
13Days
MLS
1518459
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1304 Cherokee Rd
Louisville, KY 40204
1304 Cherokee Rd Louisville, KY 40204
1 of 50
$870,000 ( $30,000 )
Subdivision: Cherokee Triangle
BEDS
5
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,737
BUILT
1900
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1518796
The best of both worlds, a classic home just steps away from Cherokee Park that has been completely and beautifully updated. It has been renovated from top to bottom, preserving the historic...
316 Wendover Ave
Louisville, KY 40207
316 Wendover Ave Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 48
$850,000
Subdivision: Saint Matthews
BEDS
6
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,001
BUILT
1939
ON SITE
14Days
MLS
1513938
This exquisite custom designed and built property located in the heart of Saint Matthews is sure to please even the most discriminating buyer. The design and finishes create a warm contemporary feel...

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