Open HouseIf you're planning to sell your home, an open house will be necessary. There are several things you can do to ensure you have a great open house with plenty of success. Here are a few tips to help you run your next open house.


When you start to prepare for your open house you want to make sure you discuss things with your realtor. They will be heavily involved, which they should be.

Tidy Up

Those selling a home need to tidy up the yard and the outdoor areas, along with the indoor areas. A freshly cut lawn can make a big difference and so can a few flowers around the entry way.

Remove Cars

If you have vehicles on the property that don't need to be there, remove them. You can park them own the street or at a friend's how because you will need room for the potential buyer's cars.

Wash the Inside and Outside

It's amazing what washing the outside of your home will do. It will make it look so much better and help you provide more curb appeal. A clean inside to your home will also provide plenty of help with your open house.

Make the Home Smell Good

Whether you do it with a candle or you actually bake cookies, a fresh and delicious smelling house is a must. The right type of smell can help buyers to associate good things with your home.

Remove Pets

You want the pets gone and as much of the smell gone from them, too. If you can get rid of any sign there were pets in the home, that is a good thing. Make sure you find a place for your pets to go and you keep them away during the open house.

These are just a few tips to help you run a successful open house. Other things you can do include fresh flowers, fix paint chips, broken lights, door handles or any other small things and make sure the home has all fresh light bulbs.

Posted by Serena Kolida on
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