Tips For Preparing Your Home for An Open House

Published On November 23, 2016 | By Kenzie Antiro | Property

Are you ready to sell your home? It can be a daunting experience full of potential pitfall if advice from professionals isn’t followed. If you have your home listed with a reputable real estate agent, it’s very likely they will recommend an open house.  Preparing your home for the open house is critical for a successful showing. Hopefully your agent gave you a checklist of items when the house was listed. Follow these suggestions from the professionals for a successful open house.

Take a critical look at your home – enlisting an honest friend to help is a great idea. Clear all the spaces of clutter and clean out the closets. Overstuffed closets signal buyers that there’s not enough storage space in the home. Clean and replace carpets as needed.  The entire home should be clean and shining. Don’t forget to clean the windows – natural light is a huge plus. The kitchen and bathrooms should sparkle. Put out fresh towels in the bathrooms and a fresh bouquet of flowers in the kitchen.

If you have pets, be sure to make arrangements to have them boarded. Take advantage of the savings offered by Groupon coupons and head to 1800PetMeds.com for a mild sedative for your pets if they’ve never been boarded.

The scent of fresh baked cookies is a real plus. Just make sure you don’t burn them. Otherwise, place a sliced lemon and a few sticks of cinnamon on the stove to simmer lightly. The aroma will be wonderful. Make sure the landscaping has been tended to and the shrubbery cut back from the windows. A fresh pot of flower by the front door is always welcoming. Curb appeal sets the first impression for prospective buyers. Make your home shine on the outside as well. Good luck!

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