Home Seller Open House Check List

29 08 2008

As your Home Staging Professional I want to go over a few things to do before you show the house in order to make the most of your potential buyer traffic and appeal to all of their senses while creating “Emotional Connection Points” for them to respond to throughout your home.

Curb Appeal

  • Park cars down the street and away from driveway or front of house to give buyers a clear view.
  • Remove any front lawn debris, toys, trash cans, pet debris, etc.
  • Sweep the walk and place a plain welcome mat by the door.
  • Lower garage doors open front door wide.


  • Quickly go through home and pick up any extraneous stuff like toys, clothes
  • Turn ON every light in the home. Make a fire in fireplace if appropriate.
  • Open all blinds and window coverings for maximum light (unless there are privacy or view issues)
  • Spray and wipe bathroom and kitchen counters CLEAN
  • Quick vacuum high traffic areas
  • Close TV cabinet doors
  • Turn on interior lights in china cabinet or shelves
  • Set out dress towels in bathroom
  • Toilet seats down
  • Fluff beds and pillows in all bedrooms
  • Keep music on low – uniform in every room if possible
  • Have fresh flowers on hand
  • Make sure the home is a comfortable temperature
  • Ceiling fans should be on low
  • All interior doors except closet doors should be wide open
  • Remove any pet blankets, dishes, litter boxes
  • Empty all garbage cans (especially in kitchen)

When listing your home for sale in Rockland County NY it is important to have it in show condition. Realtors and home buyers will be impressed with your home and home staging will set your home apart from the competition.

Take the guesswork out of getting your Rockland County NY home ready for sale by calling The Staging Prince for a professional consultation today: (845) 875-4561.




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