Preparing for an open house can be fun and exciting. It’s a chance to show off your home at its best and convince others that it could be the perfect home for them. Be sure you put in the preparatory work necessary to make your home stand out before hosting your open house, it’s well worth the effort.
The first thing you should do is reduce the clutter in your home. A good rule of thumb is to donate, trash, or move about half of your stuff into storage. If you don’t want to get rid of some items but don’t have extra money to spend on a temporary storage unit, you may consider asking friend if you can “borrow” some extra space they have for a bit–maybe a garage, attic, or basement. The key is to open up the space in your home because too much clutter can cost you a potential buyer.
Next, clean up the outside of your home. Hose down the sides of your house with a hose attachment designed specifically for this purpose. Clean out the gutters, and make the windows shine. Paint the front door if it’s looking a bit dull and add in some extra exterior lighting if your yard and walkway are a bit dark at night. Here’s an article with helpful tips for for improving your home’s curb appeal.
Now that you’ve taken care of the outside of your home and reduced clutter, it’s time to tidy up a bit. Organize your closets, as many potential buyers will likely want to see the closet space they’d have available if they decided to purchase your home. Rearrange your furniture to make your home feel as spacious as possible. You should also deep-clean all the surfaces in your home. Mop any tile floors you may have, vacuum every carpet. Scrub down your tubs, sinks, and toilets. Also, use air fresheners in each room, or be sure to spray air freshener often.
Follow these tips and your home should be ready for the spotlight! If you need any assistance with selling your home in the Central Texas area, be sure to give the The Damron Group REALTORS® in San Marcos a call today to discuss your needs!