A home showing is a process designed to investigate a potential property. Backers typically fund the property themselves (rather than through developers, banks, or other institutions) and are looking for a property that will provide them with value for their investment. The home showing procedure is typically the first step the backer will take to investigate the property.

Below are some ways to help your property be ready for its first showing. 

1. Cleaning

This is the first thing to help your property be ready for showings. A home that is well-maintained and tidy will give the best impression and will make your home more attractive to buyers. This means that you should thoroughly clean all areas of the property, including bathrooms and kitchens. You should also make sure that you remove all unnecessary items from the house, such as old magazines, toys or clothing.

2. Decorating

A well-decorated home will appeal to buyers who are looking to purchase property. Anything you do to give the home a fresh look will make it more appealing and attract potential buyers more quickly. This includes, but isn’t limited to, painting the walls a neutral color, changing out lighting and window treatments, and rearranging furniture to make the room more inviting.

3. Cleaning stairs

Stairs may seem like they don’t need to be cleaned often, as they are often only used by people going up or down them. However, you should still thoroughly clean all areas of the stairs at least weekly or else you’ll attract stains from all of your visitors falling on them.

While it may seem like cleaning your stairs can be an inconvenience for you, it is actually an opportunity for you to make selling your home easier for potential buyers. When buyers visit your home, it’s often the first thing that they notice. Having a clean staircase is likely to make people more comfortable and will make them more likely to buy your home. 

4. Maintaining your house

A property that is well maintained will appeal to potential buyers, as it reflects a lot of effort and love on behalf of the homeowner. This can be seen if there are clear signs of hard work around the property, such as past landscaping or construction projects. However, you should be careful about the materials that you use for these projects, as some may have environmental effects on neighboring properties or the surrounding environment.

5. Repainting the outside of your house 

It is important that the outside of your home looks appealing before showing it to potential buyers. The outside of your home can give valuable details about the property, such as if you have a swimming pool or are on a hot water tank. Repainting your home will likely result in a much clearer picture of your house and should make it more appealing to potential buyers.


It is important to keep in mind that while showing your property, you are not going to be able to do all of these at once. Rather, you should have a schedule that works for you and incorporate your home-cleaning and maintenance projects into it. This ensures that you have a nice clean home for potential buyers to see when they visit your property.