Having an open house in your home is an opportunity to get your product in front of potential customers, so it’s important to put your best foot forward and make sure your home is prepared properly for sale. In this video we go through some of my best open house tips to home staging and help you become show-ready.
2 Days Prior to Open House – Check out your curb appeal! It’s one of the first things buyers will see as they pull up to your property. Make sure to cut your grass, cutback shrubs & bushes, and remove dead or dying landscaping. Pick up any garbage and small lawn decor to avoid distracting buyers. Remember to clean your glass door, especially if you have pets and leave the front door open to welcome buyers in.
1 Day Prior to Open House – Focus on the inside of your home today. Hire a cleaning lady or roll up your sleeves and clean your home from top to bottom so your home feels fresh. There is nothing better than a clean home, so make sure to extend your hospitality and offer a clean home to your potential buyers.
Morning of Open House – Today is the big day, but there are still a few things you can do to make sure your home sparkles. Remember to make your beds, do the dishes, pick up any kid clutter and remove pet debris before you real estate agent arrives.
10 Minutes Prior to Open House – This is out just a few more minutes to make a first impression a lasting one. Turn on all your lights, light candles strategically around your home. Open up your curtains and blinds to let natural light in. Depending on the season, start up the fireplace to add ambiance, open your windows to let fresh air in.
For all our open house tips check out our Home Staging Open House Checklist.