No scent is the best scent
Common perception is to have the smells of fresh coffee or baking bread however the best smell is pretty much nothing at all. Fresh and clean will make people feel at home and give a very good impression.
I cannot stress this enough. If you clean your property and show the house in the best possible way then you are far more likely to have a positive open viewing.
Tidy the cupboards
People who come to an open viewing will look in the cupboards. Storage space is important so make sure your cupboards are tidy so that people can see the space available.
No pets (or evidence of pets)
This especially applies if you have dogs. Make sure they are out of the house and the tell tale smell is gone. Cats tend to get out of people’s way but it is still best to make sure they are out as well.
Please don’t hang around your property if it is being open viewed. Even if you are sat in a car around the corner. Potential purchasers like to talk about the property while they are walking around and if an emotionally invested owner is there they may be put off.
Make sure your driveway/entrance hall is nice and tidy. It sets the tone for the rest of the house and can really make a difference.
Close the toilet lids
Please just do it
Light & bright
Try to ensure that there is as much natural light coming into the property. Make sure the timing for the open viewing is when the light is best for your property and try not to turn the lights on.