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Tips to Prepare for a January Open House in Naples

If you’re about to put your home on the market, your Naples FL realtor will likely want to schedule an open house. Open houses are a great way to attract a buyer and as such, you’ll want to put your home’s best foot forward.
Below are a few tips that can help make your event a success.
Take down the holiday decorations
Although some people take down their holiday decorations during the first days of the years, there are others that tend to procrastinate. Taking down your tree and putting away your indoor décor is important, but you’ll also want to remove any lights you have hanging on the exterior of your home.
If your plan is to move from a larger home to a smaller one, now is the ideal time to start downsizing. Decide which furniture will be coming with you and which items you want to sell or donate. Rooms that are overflowing with excess furniture tend to feel smaller, which is why you’ll want to make sure your home is decluttered before your realtor starts to show it.
Be mindful of which date you choose
The Super Bowl is just around the corner, which means that there are plenty of playoff games that are taking place every weekend. First, you should never, ever schedule an open house during the Super Bowl (because fewer people will attend), and you may want to reconsider scheduling it during the playoffs.
Have pets? Consider taking them to daycare
If you have four-legged children, you’ll want to make arrangements for them to be elsewhere during the open house. If you’re unable to take your dog to a local dog park, ask if a friend or neighbor can babysit them for a few hours. Dog daycare is also a great option. If you’re a cat owner, you’ll also want to remove your felines from the household.
Lastly, make sure pet food bowls are picked up and that litterboxes are cleaned and stashed away. Nothing can turn off a potential homebuyer like walking into a house that smells like a litterbox!
Thinking of listing your home? Call today to speak with a realtor on our team.
If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, call Weekly Realty Group today to speak with a local realtor. We’ll be happy to answer any questions you may have about how you can make your open house a success!