Advertising will advise prospective buyers of the times your property is open for inspection. This will generally be for 30 to 45 minutes once or twice a week. Buyers may wish to arrange an alternative inspection appointment, through your agent, if you have one.
You may be asked by your agent whether you wish to make it a condition of entry that prospective purchasers give the agent their contact details. This may assist in protecting the security of your property against theft. You may also wish to consider whether giving contact details may deter some people from inspecting your house as they do not wish further contact from the agent.
If there is anything you don’t want the public to see, it should be hidden from view. All valuables should be locked away.
First impressions count for a lot. If you are able, mow the lawn, add plants to the garden, keep the house clean and tidy, and consider repainting the walls. While it is acceptable to present a property in a good light, it is not acceptable to cover up, misrepresent or in any way mislead a buyer about the true nature of your property.