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Selling your home can be challenging while you’re still living in it.

Luckily, the market is still hot and homes don’t last that long. Meaning, you don’t have to keep your home “show ready” for very long. If you’re getting ready to list your home, here are some tips for selling your home while living in it.

Leave During Showings

It can be difficult to find somewhere to go while your home is being shown, but it is best to leave during showings. It can be awkward for you to overhear what people think of your paint choices and a little stranger for potential buyers if you stay. Luckily, you can tell your realtor when you’re free to have showings. Your realtor will work with your schedule. However, remember that more people who view your home make it more likely to be shown faster.

Store Valuables

If you treasure an object, put it away before you show your home. You wouldn’t want it to get accidentally broken. You might love looking at this treasure every day, but for your own peace of mind, put it away. This goes for guns too. Make sure they’re locked away while you show your home.


What feels empty to you looks like potential for a buyer. So, declutter your home before you put it on the market. Also, it will help you keep things tidy in those situations where someone wants to look at your home now! Also keep in mind that if it isn’t furniture, it shouldn’t be on the floor when you show your home. This means toys, books, laundry hampers, and other things that are normal in day-to-day life.


This is the hardest thing for everyone to do. I mean, you’re still living there!! We suggest making a checklist. Put those important tidying up items on it and check your list before you head out. It will help you keep your sanity while you’re wondering if you put away the laundry hampers or not.

Plan for Your Pets

It isn’t just the kids and yourself you need to plan to have out of the house – it’s your family pets too. Make sure you know where you can take them for these few tough weeks of house showings.

Keep Everyone Updated

To keep a tidy house, make sure everyone is aware when showings will happen. Put it on your calendar or just send a text. If everyone has an idea of when these are happening, it will make life a little smoother.

LIsting your home and having showings can be a lot to deal with. But our team of experts can help you navigate this process and get through it as simply as possible. Contact us to get started on the journey of selling your home.