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Open Home Checklist

Part of the plan of selling your home is to make it look its best for an open home. An open home can be nerve-racking, so before any potential buyer steps foot into your home, make sure you do all the things on the following list so that your house looks its best.

    If the views are good open all curtains and blinds
    Turn on all lamps
    Make all the beds
    Empty all the rubbish bins
    If you have a good sound system, play relaxing music
    Pick up and put away things that should be out of sight
    Shake out the front welcome mat, sweep away any dust, debris, spider webs from entry
    Add fresh flowers to any room in the house and fruit to your kitchen
    Wipe the sinks after doing dishes or washing your hands
    Clean the stove top and benches
    Sweep and vacuum the floors
    Mop the floors

Bathroom Tips

    Clean toilet seat, rim, bowl and lid. Leave toilet lid down
    Wipe off mirrors and faucets
    Squeegee shower doors
    Spray entire shower with shower cleaner after every use

General Tips

    Put the toaster and sandwich press away if you have the room
    Don’t leave your dirty laundry on the floor or your clean laundry in view inside the home
    Also put away the vacuum cleaner/mop
    If possible open some windows a couple of hours before the open for inspection
    If it is a winters day put the heater on to take the chill out of the house
    If it is a summers day put the air conditioner on
    If you have children’s toys in the backyard, make sure they are put away or placed neat and tidy
    If you wish to have scented candles burning ensure you tell your agent that they are on and where they are located