Preparing For An Open House: 3 Things To Do

Posted on: 6 July 2019


In a number of cases, a perfectly executed open house is the key to a successful house sale. It is important that, as a home seller, you never underestimate the power of an open house. While it is true that your realtor will take care of the majority of the planning, there are some things that you can do to help ensure that you receive as many offers as possible during the event.

Clean Up the Clutter

Clutter refers to anything from kitchen appliances that take up space on the countertop to the pile of shoes right inside the front door. You want to ensure that your home feels clean, open, and spacious, but it can't feel that way if there is too much stuff keeping a potential buyer from envisioning themselves living in your home. Don't assume that you can just throw your belongings into a closet because buyers will open closets to check out the closet space. Since you are selling your home and will be moving in the future, you should just start packing up the clutter.

Hire a Professional Cleaning Service

While those that attend the open house likely won't mention to you how clean the fan blades and window sills are, you can bet that they will notice if they are dirty or not. It is important that your home undergoes a deep clean before the day of the open house, but this could take hours on end if you do it yourself. Plus, you are probably in the process of searching for your new place. So, the easiest thing that you can do is invest in a professional cleaning service.

Make Any Necessary Repairs

Every homeowner has a list of repairs that they continue to put off; however, with open house coming up, it is time to take care of those minor repairs. Every detail from a light bulb that has burned out to a cabinet door that is crooked can impact the opinion of a potential buyer. By making these repairs, you are not giving potential buyers small reasons to not give an offer on your home.

Hopefully, if everything goes well, at the end of the open house event, you will receive multiple offers on your home and you will sell it. If you need to learn more about the process of an open house event or want to get access to homes for sale, contact a real estate agent in your area.