5 Steps to Prepare your Home for an Open House


Holding an open house can be a great way to get your home noticed and sold – that is if it’s in good condition. Here are five quick tips to get your home open-house ready with some easy updates:

1. Repair and replace.

Now is the time to fix the items you’ve had on your to-do list for years. Even the small things like a leaky sink or an electrical outlet that doesn’t work may not seem like a big deal, but are an instant sign to potential buyers that your home hasn’t been properly maintained.

2. Implement updates.

Changing wall colours can completely transform any room and instantly make your home look more modern. While the colour of your walls can add personality to the décor, if you’re choosing a trending colour keep it in a neutral tone to get mass appeal from buyers.

3. Clean, clean and clean.

This is a no-brainer. If potential buyers walk into your home and see dirt on the floor or scum in the shower, you can instantly kiss good-bye your chances of making a sale. From countertops, to ceilings, to appliances, do everything you can to make your home spotless. Keep your floors looking flawless and dust-free with Rowenta’s Delta Force Extreme. Its suction head with an ultra-fast brush bar and tread with multi-directional channels allow for optimal dust removal.

4. De-clutter and de-personalize.

First things first, clean out and organize closet space – buyers will look in there too and less clutter will make the space look bigger. Buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in the home and any personal family items could distract them. Keep things tidy and simple by removing any knick-knacks and family photos.

5. Set the stage.

Staging is one of the most powerful ways to make buyers want your home. Even adjusting the lighting to add brightness can make a positive impression. You can do this by taking down drapes, thoroughly cleaning windows, increasing the wattage of light bulbs and updating lampshades.

With these simple tips, you’ll be ready for your open house!