Prepping for a Showing : Step 4

Closing Touches Turn on all lights. Open drapes and blinds. Open windows to let in fresh air. Burn scented candles or open jars of lightly scented potpourri. If you don't have either on hand, you can always bake cookies (the oldest trick in the book) or simmer a few drops of vanilla extract on the stove. Turn off all TV's, stereos and computers. If possible, relocate pets to a friend or neighbor's home during the showing. Clean the litter box thoroughly to rid your home of smells. If pets can be temporarily relocated, remove the litter box entirely. Hang fresh towels in every bathroom. Put fresh liquid soap or bar soap in each bathroom. Remove rugs to showcase hardwood floors. Put out fresh flowers and fill candy dishes.