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Checklist: Open House Made Easy

Give Homebuyers a Positive First Impression

Homebuyers typically form their impression of a house within the first few minutes of entry. That’s why it’s important for you to take steps to ensure that they get a positive first impression of your house. Here’s a checklist of things to do in preparation for an open house:

  • Keep pets out of the way.
  • Open drapes and turn on lights.
  • Make the exterior presentable (clean sidewalks and driveways, mow the lawn).
  • Turn off the TV. Turn on soft music.
  • Bake cookies in the oven or put out flowers to make sure it smells nice.
  • Depending on the season, have a fire in the fireplace or put on the air conditioning.
  • Put out refreshments such as coffee, cider, or lemonade.

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