Open-House Checklist

Open-House Checklist

  • Auburn Properties
  • 11/4/21

Holding your house “open” offers an excellent opportunity for potential buyers and their friends and family to view or re-view your property.
Because word-of-mouth can help sell a house, it is important to put your house’s “best foot forward.” The following checklist will help you do that.


  • Review everything you did to get your house’s exterior ready for sale and update as necessary.
  • Remove all cars from the driveway.
  • Make sure windows are clean and sparkling.
  • Stow all garbage cans, hoses and visible pet supplies.


  • Review everything you did to get your house’s interior ready for sale and update as necessary.
  • Arrange to board pets away for the day.
  • Tidy closets and kitchen cupboards.
  • Discard outdated items in the refrigerator and pantry.
  • Secure all prescription medicines.
  • Clear surfaces of everything but a few, simple decorative items.
  • Have professional cleaners the morning of the open house.
  • Open all window shades and, weather-permitting, open windows.
  • Replace all burnt-out and low wattage light bulbs with high-wattage bulbs.
  • Turn off automatic sprinklers if will start during open house.
Contact Us for more tips on getting ready for your open house.

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