How to prepare for an Open House
Author: spencer   June 21, 2017

Is your home open house ready? Open houses are a great way to show off your home to potential buyers and you want to make sure it makes a great first impression. Like most sellers you want your home to sell as soon as possible, so you must take a little time preparing it before your first open house.

How to prepare for an open house:

  1. Clean, clean, clean
  2. Buy new linens
  3. Take care of your lawn
  4. Organize your drawers and closets
  5. Don’t stay

Clean, clean, clean

Even though you aren’t moving at the present moment, having an open house is a good time to start purging your clutter. Having old magazines, newspapers, boxes, or furniture sitting around and taking up space during your open house makes it hard for potential buyers to picture themselves in your home.

Not only should you get rid of clutter, but you should also clean every inch of the kitchen, bathroom, outside gutters, and dust out the welcome mat. Don’t forget that your potential buyers are looking for something “new” even if your home is not new, cleaning, dusting and removing the clutter will help brighten up your home.

Buy new linens

You should buy new towels for your kitchen and every bathroom in your house. Buying new linens will help give off the “new” and well-kept look you are going for.

Take care of your lawn

Potential buyers love a home with great curb appeal. The outside of your home is what your visitors will notice before anything else. Fresh cut grass, new mulch, and flowers are a great way to help catch the attention of potential buyers.

Organize your drawers and closets

Do you want potential buyers to think your home doesn’t have enough storage? Of course not! Be sure to organize your drawers and closets so that things don’t look like they are cluttered.

Don’t stay

Most potential buyers don’t appreciate the homeowner staying during the open house. The potential buyers that are walking through your home will feel more comfortable asking their real estate agent questions about your home without you there.  

If you are ready to put your home up for sale and schedule your first open house, be sure to contact us today!