When organising your open house day, it is crucial to put yourself in the position of a viewer and picture the type of home they are likely to invest their money in.
The first thing your mind’s eye will see is a clean home. This is why top of your list when preparing your house for its open day is cleaning. And we don’t just mean a quick whizz round with a vacuum cleaner. Put some effort into giving every inch of your home a thorough, deep clean. This will turn your house into a buyer-friendly home.
Give your vacuum cleaner a thorough work-out. Use it to clean the floors and suck the cobwebs from the hidden corners. Next, grab a good quality squeegee and clean the hair off the carpets and furniture before taking a universal cleaning product and disinfectant and using them to clean the other surfaces around your house.
The next step to preparing your house for its open day is to pack, move and store your possessions that you are not willing to sell. There are two reasons for this. First, it will avoid any misunderstandings between you and a potential buyer of your house.
If there is a beautiful, comfortable suite of furniture in the living room and the buyer closes the deal, misunderstanding that the furniture goes along with the house, that’ll put you in a very uncomfortable situation. Thus, you’d better avoid such misunderstanding and leave only what you are about to sell in your house.
The other advantage of decluttering your home is it creates the illusion of space.
Buy medium-sized boxes, tape, scissors and sticky notes. Sort out all the items you are about to pack and then place them into the boxes. It’s advisable not to overload them – you’d better use more boxes, rather than risk your health by lifting heavy boxes. Don’t forget to label them – it is absolutely necessary, because it would be easier for you to unpack. Regarding the storage – if you don’t have a place where you can move your items, consider hiring a self-storage unit.
Once your house is cleared and cleaned and there is furniture you are about to sell along with the house, then take some time to rearrange.
Why not decorate everything in feng shui style? There are many people keen on the ‘philosophical system of harmonising everyone’ and it can actually help you sell your house.
And before you throw open your front door on open house day, don’t forget the finishing touches. Order a catering, dress stylishly, put a smile on your face and welcome your guests.
And when the viewers arrive, be yourself and stress upon the things you like about your home. We’re sure this will lead to a successful closure of a deal. Good luck.
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