If you’re planning an open house, or are expecting buyers to be looking at your home, make sure their first impression is a good one. Here are few hints for making your house look great to potential buyers:


      • House in good repair
      • House number easy to read
      • Eavestroughs, down spouts and soffits in good repair
      • Garage/car port clean and tidy
      • Litter picked up
      • Cracked or broken window panes replaced
      • Lawns and hedges cut and trimmed, garden weeded and edged
      • Walks shovelled and salted
      • Boot tray inside front door
      • Doorbell and door hardware in good repair
      • Porch and foyer clean and tidy


    • Chipped plaster and paint touched up or replaced
    • Doors and cupboards properly closed
    • Leaky taps and toilets repaired
    • Burned out light bulbs replaced
    • Squeaky doors oiled
    • Mirrors, fixtures and taps cleaned and polished
    • Seals around tubs and basins in good repair
    • Floors cleaned, garbage containers empty
    • Inside of closets and cupboards neat and tidy
    • Appliances cleaned
    • Countertops neat and polished
    • All lights turned on
    • Air conditioner turned on in warm weather
    • Fresh air in house
    • Fireplace lit in cooler weather
    • Halls and stairs cleaned
    • Drapes opened during daylight
    • Carpets freshly vacuumed
    • Fresh flowers in various rooms
    • Jewelry and valuables locked safely away or taken with you
    • Valuable property, such as art, vases and figurines out of reach, out of sight or locked away
    • Pets absent, where possible, or contained during the showing, and litter boxes clean