create a get-out-quick check list
Certain things can’t be done until right before your house is open. To keep from forgetting last minute must-dos, create a handy checklist of everything that needs to be done prior to showing. Turn on lights, empty trash, put out fresh towels, pick up dog dishes…you get the picture. Write them down on a notecard or add a note to your phone for a crash course in open house prep. Go down the list before buyers arrive to fend off that feeling of “Oh no! I forgot to…” and your home will be SOLD in no time.