Having an open house is the exciting part of selling a home, but let's face it: It takes a lot of work to get there.

Once you've made repairschosen a Realtor®, real estate agent or listing agent, and then decided on an asking price, your home is almost ready for market—but first, how about a little primping and polishing? Or maybe a lot of primping and polishing. This is where an open house for potential buyers comes into play.