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OPEN HOUSE ADVICE

7 Steps To Preparing For An Open House

1. Hire a cleaning service.  A spotlessly clean home is essential; dirt will turn off a prospect faster then anything.

2. Mow your lawn, and be sure toys and yard equipment are put away.

3. Serve cookies, coffee, and soft drinks.  It creates a welcoming touch.  But be sure the kitchen has been cleaned up; use disposable cups so the sink doesn't fill up.

4. Lock up your valuables, jewelry, and money.  Although the real estate salesperson will be on site during the open house, it's impossible to watch everyone all the time.

5. Turn on all the lights.  Even in the daytime, incandescent lights add sparkle.

6. Send your pets to a neighbor or take them outside.  If that's not possible, crate them or confine them to one room (a basement or bath), and let the salesperson know where to find them.

7. Leave. It's awkward for the prospective buyers to look in your closets and express their opinions of your home with you there.



Exceeding Your Expectations!  That's my goal in every transaction!  For information on available homes for sale, or to sell your home in Richmond, Henrico, Hanover, New Kent or Chesterfield County, contact the Chickahominy Top Producer:  Diane Trittipoe at Long & Foster!

Email me:  DianeSells@LongAndFoster.com

 

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