1. Prepare the property for an open house.
Make sure all windows are clean and free of dirt and dust, that all surfaces are dusted and vacuumed, and that any clutter is removed.
2. Make sure the property is clean.
Wash all floors, shampoo carpets, and clean all appliances, fixtures, and hardware.
3. Remove unnecessary clutter from rooms and surfaces.
Clear off countertops, tabletops, and any other flat surfaces. Put away any personal items such as photos or memorabilia. declutter closets, storage areas, and cabinets,
4. Straighten up furniture and décor.
Arrange furniture in a way that is pleasing to the eye and makes the most use of the space. Hang artwork or place it around the room in an aesthetically pleasing way.
5. Vacuum, mop, and dust all floors and surfaces.
Dust all surfaces, vacuum carpets and upholstered furniture, and mop all hard floors.
6. Clean all windows and mirrors.
Wash all windows and mirrors until they are streak-free.
7. Wipe down ceilings, walls, and trim.
Remove any cobwebs from ceilings and wipe down walls and trim.
8. Shampoo carpets (or have them professionally cleaned).
This will help remove any dirt, dust, or stains that may be on the carpets.
9. Inspect appliances for cleanliness and functioning order.
Make sure that all appliances are clean and in good working order. This includes the oven, stovetop, dishwasher, refrigerator, and microwave.
10. Polish all fixtures and hardware.
Use a polishing cloth to clean all light fixtures, doorknobs, cabinet hardware, and any other metal surfaces.
11. Hang or place marketing materials around the property.
Make sure that potential buyers can see information about the property as they walk through it. This can include flyers, posters, or even business cards.
12. Set out snacks and drinks for visitors.
Visitors will appreciate having something to eat or drink as they tour the property. Simple snacks and drinks such as bottled water, coffee, tea, or cookies are perfect.
13. Greet potential buyers as they arrive.
Welcome visitors to the open house and let them know that you are available to answer any questions that they may have.
14. Answer any questions that buyers may have.
Be sure to know the basic facts about the property such as square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and asking price.
15. Give buyers time to explore the property on their own.
It is important to give potential buyers the chance to look around the property at their own pace. This will allow them to get a better feel for the space and see if it meets their needs.