• Keep pets out of the house. Either take them with you or keep them penned in the yard or garage.

  • Put away items in the yard like garden tools, bicycles and toys.

  • Make sure your home is well lit.

  • Remove clutter from tables and shelves. Less clutter creates the illusion of a larger space.

  • Keep money, prescription drugs, and other valuables out of view or lock them up.

  • Add a ground up lemon to the garbage disposal to give the kitchen a fresh smell.

  • Open shades and curtains to let in light.

  • Keep radios and TV off—although oftentimes soft music in the background is a nice touch.

Tips for showing your home.