An open house is a really powerful way to garner interest in your home. It can generate buzz and efficiently shows off your property to interested buyers. Make the most of it by making sure your home is in "show ready" condition. Here are some things you’ll likely need to do:
You’ll want to make sure the space is extra-clean. With lots of eyes on the home, this is your opportunity to garner attention, and you don’t want to lose potential buyers due to dust and dirt. They’ll want to see a well-kept, beautiful home.
This can be as simple as decluttering and rearranging furniture advantageously, and as complex as renting all-new furniture.
You never know who’s allergic or will be turned off by a home due to pet hair or smells. In addition to removing pets, you should attempt to minimize any signs of them. Pet odors and hair can be just as bad as the real thing.
Before an open house, don’t cook any strongly-scented foods, and do your best to neutralize odors. That includes things like strong perfumes, room sprays, and candles. Your home should smell like nothing, ideally.
Open all the curtains and blinds, and turn on all the lights. Buyers want to be able to see your lovely home.
You are a wonderful person and people like you. But at an open house, buyers are less comfortable exploring and expressing opinions if the seller is present.
After the Open House
As your selling agent, I will receive feedback from buyers and their agents, which can help us better understand what buyers like and dislike about your home. Armed with this additional feedback, I will help you strategize about what to do next. In some cases, we will get offers immediately or may need to prepare for second showings.
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