Some things are blatantly obvious when preparing for an open house.
- The home should be spotless.
- Use higher wattage light bulbs.
- Pack as if you’re moving – you will be – and clear out closets, laundry rooms, cupboards, pantry, storage areas, and garage to make the spaces seem larger.
- Minimize clutter on table tops and counters in kitchen and baths.
- Kennel or crate animals, or, better yet, take them with you for the afternoon when possible.
- Maximize curb appeal.
- Make windows, mirrors and glass gleam.
- Let the sunshine in – open drapes and blinds.
- Remove any trip hazards.
- Lock up prescription medications (you just never know).
You want visitors to engage with the house – see themselves enjoying the features and comforts it provides. Of course, no list of Do’s would ever be complete without its accompanying list of Don’t’s such as: Continue reading Don’t Close the Door on Your Open House