How to Prepare Your Home for Open Houses

Thinking about selling your home? Unsure of how to prepare? When placing your home on the market, you want to show your home at it’s very best.

The preparation of your home will depend on your home’s age, and how well you’ve maintained it over the years. Previously we covered how to prepare your home for listing photos. Keep reading to find out how to prepare you home for open houses!

-Clean and polish floors
-Dust all fixtures
-Wash curtains
-Clean the fireplace
-Deep clean bathrooms
-Ensure all fixtures have ALL lightbulbs, and ALL bulbs are working optimally -Power wash the driveway, porch, patio and fencing (if needed)

-Mow the yard
-Trim trees and bushes
-Declutter rooms
-Remove any pet supplies.
-Remove any personal effects from the area

TIP: Home buyers want to picture themselves in the home. Make it easier for them! -Remove your pets from the home, or crate them outside, out of sight

-Clean up any dishes, laundry, cleaning supplies, take out the trash, etc.

TIP: Do NOT have laundry or dishes running!

-Let your agent know where any wax melters, diffusers, or candles are. These will make your home more inviting and cover up any lingering odors from pets or otherwise.

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