Follow these tips to get the most out of an open house when selling your home:
- Ensure that the home is sparklingly clean from top to bottom. A clean home looks larger, better maintained, and more inviting to potential buyers. If you don’t have the time, consider hiring professional cleaners to do a deep clean in advance of the open house. This will also make the quick cleanups before showings easier.
- Eliminate clutter from surfaces, shelves, walls, floors, and even closets, cabinets, and storage areas.
- Consider the look of the home from the street. Make a great first impression with colorful flowers planted out front, hanging baskets or planters near the front door, and a tidy front yard and driveway or walkway. Consider repainting the front door if it is looking drab.
- Offer coffee and baked goods or other snacks at the open house. Your real estate agent may provide this, but offer to yourself if he or she is not planning on it.