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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434 Lightfoot Rd
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434 Lightfoot Rd Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 49
$1,675,000
Subdivision: Green Hills
BEDS
4
BATHS
7
SQ.FT.
5,150
BUILT
1936
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8Days
MLS
1522403
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9310 Dawn Wind Rd
Louisville, KY 40258
9310 Dawn Wind Rd Louisville, KY 40258
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$1,500,000
Subdivision: N/A
BEDS
7
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
3,634
BUILT
1962
ON SITE
3Days
MLS
1522746
LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! This is a great opportunity for country living in the city! This property includes TWO PARCELS, for a total of 41 ACRES, on a WOODED HILLTOP with BEAUTIFUL VIEWS. The...
6600 Seminary Woods Pl
Louisville, KY 40241
6600 Seminary Woods Pl Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 67
$1,488,250
Subdivision: The George
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
6,023
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1522342
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3340 Green Hill Ln
Louisville, KY 40207
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3340 Green Hill Ln Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 33
$1,140,000
Subdivision: Mockingbird Valley
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
5,273
BUILT
1953
ON SITE
9Days
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1522297
Gracious and elegant Jeffersonian brick and clapboard story and a half on picturesque lot in Mockingbird Valley. Superb condition. Front-to-back entry hall with inlaid hardwood flooring. Large formal...
1912 Whitewood Ridge Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
1912 Whitewood Ridge Dr Louisville, KY 40245
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$995,000
Subdivision: Sycamore Ridge Est
BEDS
4
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
4,251
BUILT
2004
ON SITE
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MLS
1522175
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...
4119 Sanctuary Bluff Ln
Louisville, KY 40241
4119 Sanctuary Bluff Ln Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 7
$849,900
Subdivision: Sanctuary Bluff
BEDS
6
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
5,262
BUILT
2019
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
1522105
Custom home to be completed in the Fall of 2019 in Sanctuary Bluff. Maintenance free living. 1.5 Story home with finished walkout. 3 car attached garage, open floorplan with hardwood floors. First...
11 Totem Rd
Louisville, KY 40207
11 Totem Rd Louisville, KY 40207
1 of 56
$825,000
Subdivision: Indian Hills
BEDS
3
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
4,115
BUILT
1953
ON SITE
15Days
MLS
1521789
You've probably admired this elegant French Colonial on a beautifully landscaped lot with fabulous curb appeal as you have driven by! It has a large foyer, formal living & dining rooms, solarium,...
5908 Brittany Valley Rd
Louisville, KY 40222
5908 Brittany Valley Rd Louisville, KY 40222
1 of 50
$785,000
Subdivision: Brittany Woods
BEDS
4
BATHS
4
SQ.FT.
3,992
BUILT
1963
ON SITE
8Days
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1522338
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6600 Seminary Woods Pl
Louisville, KY 40241
6600 Seminary Woods Pl Louisville, KY 40241
1 of 59
$784,760
Subdivision: The George
BEDS
3
BATHS
3
SQ.FT.
4,282
BUILT
2008
ON SITE
8Days
MLS
1522337
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517 Woodlake Dr
Louisville, KY 40245
517 Woodlake Dr Louisville, KY 40245
1 of 89
$775,000
Subdivision: Lake Forest Estates
BEDS
5
BATHS
6
SQ.FT.
6,053
BUILT
1989
ON SITE
11Days
MLS
1522127
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2106 Douglass Blvd
Louisville, KY 40205
2106 Douglass Blvd Louisville, KY 40205
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$775,000
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BEDS
7
BATHS
5
SQ.FT.
5,978
BUILT
1913
ON SITE
8Days
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1522406
Majestically situated on .43 acres between the park and all the Highlands happenings on Bardstown Rd, this is an astonishing opportunity to call one of the city's finest streets your home! Buy fresh...
9201 Angel Trumpet Dr
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9201 Angel Trumpet Dr Louisville, KY 40059
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BATHS
4
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3,146
BUILT
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