When it is time to sell your home, your goal is to generate as much interest in it as possible. That way, you stand the best chance of getting a solid offer (or offers)! Hosting an open house is one of the best ways to showcase your home. But getting ready for one can feel slightly daunting. Here are some tips to help you prepare for an open house so that it is as successful as possible:

Make Repairs and Improvements

If you are short on time, focus on sprucing up visible areas that need attention. It could be replacing broken fixtures, addressing leaky faucets, or oiling that squeaky screen door. 

However, if you have enough time before your open house, consider making larger improvements. Some projects could include updating outdated faucets and fixtures, painting, or easy landscaping projects. These steps will not only help boost your home’s appeal but may even help increase its value so you can get the best possible price.


It should go without saying, but you want to showcase your home with its best foot forward. And that means a deep cleaning and thorough decluttering. A dirty, messy space is a sure turnoff for prospective buyers.


While this step isn’t entirely critical, it is an effective way to attract potential buyers. Staging your home includes removing personal items, shifting furniture, and adding special decorative touches. Your real estate agent can help guide you on this step.

Advertising Your Open House

No matter what steps you take to prepare your house for visitors, no one will come if they don’t know it’s happening. So shout it out from the rooftops! Post signs around the neighborhood, plaster the event on social media, and list it on local real estate websites for the widest reach.

Finishing Touches

Take time to address finishing touches on the day of your open house. Turn lights on, pick up any loose ends, and consider offering refreshments. And don’t forget to lay out information about your home that potential buyers can take with them. 

If you’re ready to sell your home and would like more information about how to prepare your home for an open house or get one scheduled, reach out to the Dennis Schick team today!