If you are in the process of selling your home, whether its in a block of Amsterdam apartments or a sprawling suburb, the time will come when you will need to arrange an open or show house. Traditionally, this event is hosted by the estate agent, and is a time during which potential buyers come and peruse your property.
An open house is a function the purpose of which is to show off the assets of your property. A successful one will entail quite a substantial amount of work on your part, since it is important that the home is spotlessly clean, clutter free, and also friendly and welcoming.
This may seem like a difficult balance to strike. A sparkling home can appear sterile, and this is an atmosphere that you want to avoid. However, on the other hand, a house littered with personal clutter – keys, laundry, post – is not ideal either, since this kind of litter festooned about the place will make it difficult for the potential buyers to imagine themselves in the position of owner. (more...)