Having an open house in your home is an opportunity to get your product in front of potential customers, so it’s important to put your best foot forward and make sure your home is prepared properly for sale.
While opinions about whether to hold an open house vary from agent to agent, the overall goals of an open house remains the same– to attract home buyers, create a buzz and sell houses.
Is your house ready for an open house? Will home buyers notice the best features of your home? It goes without saying that your home must be in good condition for an open house to be successful, or most likely buyers will walk out. If you want to appeal to home buyers, looking for move-in ready properties, have a plan before holding an open house. Here’s what home sellers should consider:
Now is the time to take care of any plans that include: space planning, project management and caregiving. Buyers will take note of everything. So, remember the small things, that can add up in a buyers mind and be deducted from the sales price when it comes time to make an offer.
Check out your curb appeal! It’s one of the first things buyers will see as they pull up to your property. Your home’s first impression creates a lasting impression on home buyers.
Focus on the inside of your home. Hire a cleaning lady or roll up your sleeves and get to work. Clean your home from top to bottom so your home feels fresh and welcomes buyers to tour the property.
For all our open house tips check out our Home Staging Open House Checklist.
Today is the big day, but there are still a few things you can do to make sure your home sparkles.
Just a few more minutes before your home is open for business, are you ready?
Now, that you have a plan to show off your property, when is the best time to hold an open house? Most communities still find Sunday afternoon between 1-5pm, during pleasant weather will get the most foot traffic.
Want to learn more about the home staging process? Grab a copy of Feel at Home: Home Staging Secrets for a Quick and Easy Sell where we go through a 10-preparation steps to make buyers feel at home when touring your property on the market. These are tried and true methods on how my client’s used home staging to sell fast. Have a home staging question? Contact us.