Selling your home can be a stressful time in itself. The thought of uprooting your whole life and moving it to a new location can be exciting, yet daunting at the same time. It can be made even harder if you have small children to tend to as well. Then there is the thought of having your home prepared for an open house. There are so many different things that you have to think about to make sure that it looks it’s best ready for potential buyers to come in and take a look. Here are some tips and tricks on how to prepare your home for an open house so that you can concentrate on everything else that you need to think about.
Hire a cleaner
If you’re busy running around after children, or even at work it can be hard to find the time to clean your home from top to bottom to make sure that it’s perfect for the open house. This is where you should consider hiring a cleaner to ensure that everything is done properly. Go around your home and make a list of all of the jobs that need doing before the open house. This will include dusting skirting boards and also ensure that all of the floors and walls are free of scuffs and stains. Doing this will allow you to concentrate on other important things for the move.
Get your pool serviced
If your home has a swimming pool, it’s a good idea to get it serviced so that it looks and works it’s best for the open house. There’s nothing worse than seeing a swimming pool with grime in it, or it smelling too harshly of chemicals. Find a pool service near you that can come in and make sure that the chemical balance is right and also get your pool looking spick and span ready for your open house. You’ll thank yourself in the long run for hiring in the professionals to do the work!
Have your windows cleaned
Making sure that the inside window panels are clean can be left to your cleaner, but when it comes to the exterior of your home it’s time to hire a window cleaner to come and make sure that your windows are crystal clear. Build up of dust, dirt, and debris can give off a wrong impression to potential buyers, so consider hiring a window cleaner to come and do the work for you! It might also be an idea to dress your windows with plants and ornaments to really show off the windows and also any views that you may have.
Give your home more curb appeal
Finally, one of the biggest mistakes that people trying to sell their homes make is not making their home seem appealing as you enter the property. Imagine walking up to your home and seeing it for the first time. Does it look appealing to you? If not, consider giving the exterior a lick of paint, or planting some shrubbery to make it more inviting. Check out these fab ways of giving your home more curb appeal!
As you can see, there are many ways in which you can prepare for an open house. Of course there are many other details that you need to think about too, but hopefully, this article has taken some of the stress off your back!
Disclosure: This is a contributed post.