Perfecting An Action Plan for When Your House is Showing! (FREE PRINTABLE INCLUDED!)

If you’ve been around the blog at all, you’ve seen the action: you know we recently sold our home, bought another one, and moved. I have to say, I’m SO glad that’s over with!!! Soon you’ll start to see projects from the new house pop up here, but right now, I’m still touching on a few things related to the selling process!

If any of you has ever had your house on the market, you know one of the most stressful parts of the details is when you get a showing. 

Now, you WANT the showings. You WANT the action! You want someone to walk through your house and look at it and comment on it and want others to see it. You want someone to LIKE your house – because you want someone to BUY it! But, when you’re in the middle of a busy day and you get a call from a realtor that says, “Can a buyer see the house in 30 minutes?” – WOAH. That is enough to throw you for a major loop!

Couple with new home

If you’re a single person, or even a couple, this kind of thing can be worked out fairly easily. But, if you’re a couple with infant twins and a dog and a cat and childcare folks coming and going and home maintenance folks coming and going and cleaning folks coming and going (because you can no longer handle things on your own anymore), well. That kind of action complicates things quite a bit! 

When our home was on the market and showing, the girls were 8 months old, I was working part-time, my hubby was working full-time, and we had childcare, home maintenance and cleaning folks all in and out all week long. So one never really knew what any given day might hold. I got everyone together and made sure we were all straight on “the showing plan”. Here’s what mine looked like:

Showing Plan_Page_1

That was page 1 of a 3-page document! Detail-oriented, but it worked for us! For YOU?! I’ve condensed it, made it prettier and made it more customizable! Here ya go!


There ya have it! Hopefully this makes things a bit easier around your home if you’re selling and need a way to hold everything together! If you’d like to download this printable, CLICK HERE!

Have you sold a home? What is YOUR best tip for keeping all the action under control?

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6 thoughts on “Perfecting An Action Plan for When Your House is Showing! (FREE PRINTABLE INCLUDED!)

  1. This is a great guide! It’s been a long time since I last sold a house! I think this is perfect for people who are currently at a loss when it comes to fixing up and presenting their house while in the market.

  2. These are great tips and I wish more people would be thoughtful of it when showing their homes for sale/rent. Two weeks ago, we went to see an apartment that was a filthy, horrendous disaster. You could tell that the apartment itself was nice, but they had made such a disgusting mess of the place. We returned a week later after they had cleaned, and it was clear that the disaster is irreversible, they ruined the floors with trash left on the ground for months upon months.

  3. Well, I haven’t sell a home yet, but in case i’ll do i’ll bookmark your article for future references. It looks so easy and simple yet very saleable. Thank you for posting this.

  4. This is a helpful list. I didn’t show the last two homes I sold, but if I did it again in the future, I definitely would!

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