Checklist For Open House

Quite a number of people cash in on open houses. What they find challenging is how to set it up. We have the perfect solution for you. Follow the checklist!


  • Clean Up: Remove clutter/ Clean countertops: this gives appearance of more space.
  • Freshen up: Give kitchen walls a coat of neutral paint
  • Remodel: Remove outdated wallpaper
  • Repair: Fix damaged cabinet doors
  • Redesign: Replace stained or scratched countertops


  • Clean Space: Scrub floors, counters, toilets, sinks, bathtubs, showers, faucets, tiles and mirrors/ Remove clutter
  • Change Tiles: Replace wall-to-wall carpet with neutral tiles.
  • New Facelift: Replace rusted and worn drain-in sinks, bathtubs.
  • Replace: Rusted, or scratched sinks, bathtubs, toilets
  • Repairs: Fix leaky toilets or showers/ fan and light fixtures

Family Rooms

  • Clear the clutter.
  • Clean/ replace stained carpeting.
  • Remove any water damage stains from ceiling.
  • Freshen up the walls with a coat of paint.
  • Use sofa covers on torn furniture.
  • Replace the outdated ceiling and light fixtures.


  • Clear any clutter.
  • Thin out the clothes, rags, shoes.
  • Clean/ replace stained carpeting.
  • Replace outdated bedding (Use contemporary duvets and pillows).


  • Clear clutter
  • Throw out/ give away what you no longer need.
  • Replace missing insulation.
  • Paint a fresh coat

Open House Day

  • Lighting: Keep drapes open to let in the natural light.
  • Organized: Keep rooms neat, arranged, and avoid clutter.
  • Fix Kitchen: No dirty dishes in the sink or on countertops.
  • Toys: Keep the toys in an organized fashion.
  • Garage: Keep bikes, wagons and skateboards out of the way.
  • Family: Take family out during the showing, if possible.
  • Pets: Keep pets outdoors or caged when showing.
  • Realtors: Hire the real estate professional to show your home.
  • Evening: Evening showings – have your home well-lit.
  • Temperature: Keep the temperature as comfortable.
  • Music: Turn on soothing music on low volume.

Save your open house day with this simple checklist. You can use anytime you choose to and even share it with friends.

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