Uncategorized June 24, 2023

Sweet Success: The Best Open House Cookie Recipe and Tips for a Buyer-Ready Home!

Homemade Warm Chocolate Chip Cookies Ready to Eat

Welcome, homeowners and real estate enthusiasts! Are you looking for a surefire way to attract potential buyers and make them feel at home? Look no further! In this blog post, we’ll share with you the secret to a successful open house: delicious homemade cookies! Alongside this mouthwatering recipe, we’ll also provide you with some invaluable tips to ensure your home is ready to impress even the most discerning buyers. So put on your baking apron and let’s get started!

Section 1: The Irresistible Open House Cookie Recipe: First things first, let’s get those cookie sheets preheated and the ingredients measured out. Here’s the recipe for the ultimate open house cookies that will have your visitors lining up for seconds:


  • 1 cup of softened butter
  • 1 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
  • 3 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 cups of chocolate chips


  1. Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line your baking sheets with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract.
  4. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add this dry mixture to the butter-sugar mixture, mixing well.
  5. Stir in the chocolate chips until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  6. Using a tablespoon, drop rounded spoonfuls of dough onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.
  7. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges turn golden brown.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool for a few minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer them to wire racks to cool completely.
  9. Serve these delectable treats on a charming platter during your open house, and watch as the enticing aroma fills your home with warmth and delight!

Section 2: Tips for Getting Your Home Ready for Buyers: Now that we’ve covered the recipe for success in the kitchen, let’s shift our focus to the rest of your home. Here are some valuable tips to ensure your house is buyer-ready:

  1. Curb Appeal: First impressions matter! Enhance your home’s exterior by keeping the lawn well-maintained, adding potted plants or flowers, and ensuring the front door is clean and inviting.
  2. Declutter and Depersonalize: Clear out unnecessary items and personal belongings to create a clean and spacious environment. This allows potential buyers to envision themselves in the space.
  3. Clean and Freshen Up: Give your home a deep clean, paying attention to every nook and cranny. A clean and fresh-smelling home leaves a lasting impression on buyers.
  4. Neutralize and Stage: Neutral colors on the walls and furniture appeal to a wider range of buyers. Consider staging key areas to help buyers visualize the potential of each room.
  5. Brighten Up: Maximize natural light by opening curtains and blinds. Add extra lighting in dim areas to create a warm and inviting ambiance.
  6. Address Minor Repairs: Fix any visible issues such as leaky faucets, loose doorknobs, or squeaky hinges. Small repairs can make a big difference in how buyers perceive your home.
  7. Showcase Key Features: Highlight the unique selling points of your home. Whether it’s a beautiful fireplace, spacious backyard.

Lisa & Rob

Edwardsen Family Real Estate