Tips for Preparing Your Home for an Open House

When showing your home at an open house, you want to be sure that potential buyers see the best version of the house. You want visitors to be able to picture themselves living there and making your house their new home. In this blog, we’re going to discuss some tips for preparing your home for an open house! Follow these suggestions for the best results:


This might seem obvious, but it’s important to mention. When people visit an open house, they expect the home to be well cared for and presentable. Clean your home so that it meets the standards you’d have if you were attending an open house. You might even consider hiring professionals to assist with the cleaning process, such as window and carpet cleaners. Again, this may seem obvious, but the cleaner your home is, the more likely it is to sell quickly.

Make small updates

You don’t need to invest in a complete kitchen or bathroom renovation to host a successful open house. Although those types of updates are encouraged, they aren’t required. Instead, consider simply giving your walls a fresh coat of paint. Buy new curtains for the living room. Go shopping for new artwork for the walls or the mantel. Paint your kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

Eliminate Clutter

When folks are touring your home, they don’t want to see your to-be-read pile, overflowing laundry baskets, and packed boxes. They want to see a well-maintained, pristine home. Along with cleaning and making small updates, make sure to remove any clutter! Your home will give off a better first impression this way. Also, the more things cluttering up your home, the less you are able to show off the square footage.

Are you planning to sell your home? Contact the knowledgeable and compassionate team at ARK Realty LLC! We would be honored to help plan your open house. We have offices in Bucyrus and Ashland to allow us to better serve the North Central Ohio area! Give us a call today at 419-617-7342 or visit us online at