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How To Prepare For An Open House »

General Tips »

  • Attend to any potential hazards.
  • Lock away or remove valuables - i.e. jewelry.
  • Avoid cooking food with strong odors.
  • Fresh coffee or baked items very welcoming.
  • In poor weather, provide a place for overshoes, boots, etc.
  • In winter, if you have a fireplace have it lit.
  • Assess what needs cleaning, repaired or changed before opening home to potential buyers.

Areas To Look At »

Kitchen and bathrooms:all surfaces cleaned, organize countertops, sinks and faucets work properly.
Other rooms:vacuum, dust, remove clutter (including excess furniture), neatly store books, toys and clothing, clean mirrors, open drapes and pull up blinds on windows.
Floor covering:remove dirt and stains, repair damages, hardwood covered by carpet - remove carpet and restore wood.
Walls, ceilings, baseboards:clean fingerprints or stains. Repair holes, cracks, chipped paint, ripped wallpaper, water damage.
Doors:fix squeaks and make sure handles secure and work properly.
Windows:clean and repair cracks, easy to open.
Lighting:sufficient light, fix broken switches and exposed wiring.
Pet areas:clean, organized and odor free.
Outside the home:gates open easily, clean exterior surfaces - decks, pools, walkways, driveways and make them tidy.
Seasonal issues:snow removed from walkways and driveway, lawn cut, flower beds weeded, etc.
Kathy Robinson, Broker of Record, Coach House Realty

Kathy Robinson

Broker of Record

Independently Owned and Operated

Established 1978

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