Real Estate

Published on May 6th, 2022 | by David Jackson


3 Changes To Make To Your Home Before Holding An Open House

For those who are getting ready to put their house on the market to sell, one of the best things you can do to get multiple offers is to hold an open house. However, a lot more goes into having an open house than just announcing it to the world. To really make the most of this experience, you’ll likely have to make some changes to your home so that it’s as appealing as possible to potential buyers.

To help you see how this can be done, here are three changes to make to your home before holding an open house. 

Remove Personal Items

One of the main goals with having an open house is to get any prospective buyers to fall in love with your house. But to achieve this, they have to be able to envision themselves in this space. And if they see all of your personal items around the space, it can be hard for them to think about themselves living there.

Because of this, one of the first changes you should make to your house as you prepare for an open house is to remove your personal items. If you have anything with your family names, feature walls that have all photos of your family, or anything else that’s specific to you and your family, try to remove these items and replace them with decor that’s a little more general.

Store Things You Don’t Want Stolen

Another group of things that you’ll want to get rid of from your home before you have an open house are expensive or sentimental items.

While you’d like to think that people would come into your open house just to look at your house and see if they’d want to live there, there’s always the chance of someone getting sticky fingers and taking something that has been left in the house. So if you’re at all worried about something getting lost, stolen, or broken, make sure you remove it from the house before anyone comes for an open house. 

Clean Both The Interior And Exterior

To show your home in the best possible light, you’ll want to be sure that you give both the interior and the exterior a good, deep cleaning before you hold your open house.

Not only should you make sure the inside of the house is sparkling and shiny with very little items left in the space unless professionally staged, but you also want to clean up your landscaping so that the curb appeal of your home gives the best possible first impression for anyone coming to your open house. 

If you’re going to be holding an open house in an effort to sell your home for top dollar, consider using the tips mentioned above to learn what changes you should make for this event.

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