Selling Tips

“When Showing Your Home Remember that First Impressions Count”

Below is a list of things you can do to prepare your home for a real estate showing:

  • Keep the house brightly lit and drapes open.
  • Have soothing low volume music playing in the background
  • Use lightly scented sprays or pot-pore to give your home a fresh scent.
  • If you do not like to use sprays, the smell of freshly baked bread is irresistibly welcoming.
  • All floors and carpets should be clean, vacuumed and swept
  • Make sure that your lawn and garden have been kept up; i.e. weeding, mowing lawn, cutting hedges, etc.
  • Clear driveway and sidewalks of any debris, dirt, or snow/ ice
  • If it is summer, water your lawn at least one hour before the showing to present a fresh appearance
  • Keep your pets in an area where they will not be agitated by your new visitors and vise-versa
  • Clean and repair rain gutters and siding
  • Check to see if you need paint touch ups inside and outside of your home.
  • Sweep & Clean garage
  • Do a check to see that any litter is removed from the front and back yard
  • Turn on air-conditioning or light fireplace
  • If there are few people in the home, the prospective buyer will feel more comfortable and inclined to stay longer and fully observe your home.
  • Repair any squeaky door hinges or floor planks

Contact Me


Banu Foroutan
Associate Broker
Macdonald Realty LTD.

2105 West 38TH Ave,
Vancouver, BC, V6M 1R8
Cell: (604) 728 7922
Office: (604) 263 1911
Email: [email protected]