Open House Checklist

    Open House Checklist

    You are finally ready to list your home and you are getting ready for the open house this weekend. You’ve already done a lot of tiding up before this point, but what other things should you do to make sure your home shows like a 10? Check out our list below to make sure you are ready to wow potential buyers!

    General Preparation:

    ___ Create a bright, cheerful and serene environment.

    ___ Open curtains, drapes and blinds, and turn on lights in all rooms and closets.

    ___ Add a welcome touch by baking some cookies and putting out some fresh flowers.

    ___ Water interior plants and throw away old plants and flowers.

    ___ Put away valuables, money, jewelry and medicines in a safe or concealed place!



    ___ Remove clutter from foyer/entry and make sure it welcomes you.

    ___ Have a clean welcome mat and clean all windows and mirrors.



    ___ Make beds, organize clothes, toys and closets, straighten up pillows and bedspreads.

    ___ Clean wastebaskets, dust blinds, doors, shelves and floors, vacuum carpets.

    ___ Open all blinds and hang them to a uniform height.



    ___ Hang clean hand towels, put out fresh soap in clean soap dishes.

    ___ Remove all personal hygiene products from vanity and close the commode lids.

    ___ Put out a fresh box of tissues and toilet paper.

    ___ Clean bathtubs, shower stalls, vanities, sink areas, mirrors and medicine cabinets.

    ___ Install new shower curtains, if necessary.

    ___ Remove mildew from walls and caulking.



    ___ Clean countertops, stovetops, refrigerator doors and handles.

    ___ Clean the kitchen sink and put away all dishes. Make sure everything shines including your windows!


    Dining Room:

    ___ Consider setting your dining room the table with linen and china.

    ___ Place an attractive centerpiece on your dining room table.

    ___ Dust the chandelier and replace all burned out bulbs, dust china cabinets.


    Living Room, Family Room and Den:

    ___ Dust, polish, vacuum and clean floors and furniture.

    ___ Adjust couch cushions and pillows.

    ___ Clean up wood around the fireplace and light your fireplace during cold weather.

    ___ Dispose old newspapers and mail.

    ___ Organize bookshelves, reduce all clutter.

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