Confused about where to look for Open House postings? Lately, I have heard this or some variation of "How and where do I find and Open House"? With the majority of Realtors moving away from print and embracing advertising online, it's a bit confusing on where to point your browser. Well, the confusion ends here! Go to www.SurfToledoHomes.com and click on the "Find an Open House" link. It's a direct feed from the Toledo MLS so regardless of the Real Estate company, it should populate.
Click below for a handy Open House checklist. http://images.frontdoor.com/FDOOR/packages/home_selling/OpenHouse-Seller-Checklist.pdf
When your home is on the market, everything is scrutinized, especially how your home smells. Pet order and smoke are probably at the top of the "turn off a buyer quickly" scents. Other odors to watch out for: cooking (grease) smell, your trash, and diaper pails (even when they are empty can be very stinky).
Here are my top picks for making your home smell buyer friendly:)
1. Open the windows
2. Get your carpets professionally cleaned
3. If you have a basement, get a dehumidifier.
4. Run lemon wedges through your garbage disposal.
5. Don't smoke in or around your house.
A product that I really like and use in my own home is SMELL BEGONE citrus scent. It's a solid and can be purchased at Bed, Bath and Beyond.