10 Ways to Make Your Home Irresistible at an Open House


1.      Put fresh or silk flowers in principal rooms for a touch of color

2.      Add a new shower curtain, fresh towels, and new guest soaps to every bath.

3.      Set out potpourri or fresh baked goods for a "homey" smell.

4.      Set the table with pretty dishes and candles.

5.      Buy a fresh doormat with a clever saying.

6.      Take one or two major pieces of furniture out of every room to create a sense of spaciousness.

7.      Put away kitchen appliances and personal bathroom items to give the illusion of more counter space.

8.      Light a fire in the fireplace. Or put a basket of flowers there if it’s not in use.

9.      Depersonalize the rooms by putting away family photos, mementos, and distinctive artwork.

10.  Turn on the sprinklers for a few minutes to make the lawn sparkle.

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