Are you ready for your Open House

Follow these steps to help you get the most from each viewing

Exterior & General

  • Clean Windows
  • Mow the lawn
  • Check all lights have new bulbs and are in working order
  • Remove shoes , coats etc. from entry way
  • Fix or remove any broken blinds and curtains
  • Remove heaters & fans
  • Remove pet bowls, toys, beds, cat scratching posts
  • Clean up after your pets
  • Remove garbage & recycling bins from sight


  • Remove tea towels
  • Remove magnets from fridge
  • Remove or empty garbage can, needs to look tidy
  • Clear kitchen table , center piece of some sort is suggested
  • Clear counter tops, put large appliances away into cupboards

Living & Family Areas

  • Don’t leave TV on
  • Clear coffee tables of clutter
  • If there is a fireplace turn it on
  • Fluff and position couch cushions
  • Put away all throw blankets
  • Remove all extension cords running along the floor
  • Put away any toys or exercise equipment


  • Make the bed
  • Remove laundry , stuffed animals & toys
  • Close all closets
  • Clear top of night stands and dresser


  • Close all toilet lids
  • Remove all shower towels hanging on doors and curtain rods
  • Remove showers gels and shampoos or close curtain
  • Clear vanity and remove any toys in bathroom