FIVE Tips for getting your home ready
for OPEN HOUSE!
After the holiday rush is over and you’ve carefully packed your holiday
decorations away, you may want to prepare now for spring. Spring, of course, is the perfect time to put
your home up for sale.
- Clean & update your trash cans and recycling center. This area
is often neglected and you don’t want any unwanted odors lingering in the home. Recycling should be neat and handy. Take cans out on time and rinse the cans out as soon as the hoses go back
- Get everything off the floor. Show off the square footage of your home by clearing all floors. That means: cases of water, magazines, shoes, pillows, toys, worn out rugs, and
storage bins. Pick everything up off the floor. Mop and sweep often.
Let the sunshine in by scrubbing your windows inside and out, remove heavy drapes, old shades and anything that is in the way of the windows. Natural light makes a
home feel warm and cozy. If you must have window treatments, choose white.
Have your bathroom and kitchen professionally cleaned. If a buyer sees dirt and mildew in these areas they will think that there is more throughout the house. Choose white whenever possible in these
two areas. Add bright light bulbs, too.
your valuables now. Neatly packed boxes in a storage area are perfectly fine when showing your home. Be sure to pack and store items with
special meaning such as momentos and expensive items. Lighten up on the
framed photos of your families.