Seven Steps in Preparing for an Open House

January 1, 2016

When it Pays to Look Your Very Best

 

1. Hire a cleaning service. A spotlessly clean home is essential; dirt will turn off a prospect faster than anything.

 

2. Mow your lawn, and be sure toys and yard equipment are put away.

 

3. Serve cookies, coffee, and soft drinks. It creates a welcoming touch. But be sure the kitchen has been cleaned up; use disposable cups so the sink doesn’t fill up.

4. Lock up your valuables, jewelry, and money. Although the real estate salesperson will be on site during the open house, it’s impossible to watch everyone all the time.

 

5. Turn on all the lights. Even in the daytime, incandescent lights add sparkle.

 

6. Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside. If that’s not possible, crate them or confine them to one room (a basement or bath), and let the salesperson know where to find them.

 

7. Leave. It’s awkward for prospective buyers to look in your closets and express their opinions of your home with you there.​

 

Reprinted from REALTOR® Magazine Online by permission of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®

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I hope you find this resource center to help you as you are buying a home, selling a home, or looking for more information about mortgages. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kathy Akers, CRS, GRI, SFR

Fathom Realty NC LLC

Rocky Mount, NC  
 

Email: akersbroker@suddenlink.net


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