There are a few things that the seller can do to help the agent make the very best of a showing:
Open the Blinds/Curtains
There can never be too much daylight in a room.
Turn On the Lights
It is important for the house to be fully lit when the buyer drives up.
Turn Up the Heat
Walking into a warm house is key in the winter.
The buyer should feel free to open doors and ask questions.
Take Your Pet with You
If possible, take your dog or cat with you when you vacate for the showing.
Take Out the Garbage
Clean the Litter Box
Wash and Put Away the Dishes
Sweep Off the Walk & Doorway
Make the Bed
Sorry if the foregoing looks like a chore list, but let’s sell that house!