Suggestions to Help You Prepare For an Open House

Posted by on Friday, April 10th, 2015 at 9:10pm.

Having an open house is one of the best ways to sell your property. It gets potential buyers into your home and they can look around without feeling any pressure. There are some things that you can do to make your home look more appealing for prospective buyers.  Here are some suggestions to help you prepare for an open house.

1. Your home should not have any excess clutter. It can be hard to organize everything in your home but your countertops should be free of anything besides necessary appliances. Dishes should be cleaned and put away, vacuum and sweep the floors. Think about how your home looks to someone who has never seen it before. People who see a neat and tidy house are far more likely to be drawn to it.

This goes for the outside of your home too. Keep all of your property in good shape. Mow the lawn and make sure that the yard is free of any debris like brush or leaves.  If the paint or siding on the outside of your home is fading or peeling, get it replaced.

Double-check everything before the open house occurs. Take a quick walk through your home and tidy up anything you may have missed. It is a good idea to make sure valuables like jewelry or cash are safely stored away too. Most people are honest, but some might take advantage of being in another person's home.

If you can, take out a couple pieces of furniture from the rooms. This creates the illusion of having more space. Also, turn on all the lights. It creates a brighter and friendlier atmosphere. Open all the curtains and shades to allow sunlight in. If you are using a real estate agent, ask for suggestions that might be more specific to your open house.

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