So, you have decided to sell your home. One of the first things that will need to be done is to hold an open house. If you decide to hire a real estate agent, then he or she will help you with the preparations. However, if you choose to move forward without a realtor, then you will be on your own. Regardless of your decision, it is important that the appropriate steps be taken to ensure that plenty of people come to the open house, and that there is a maximum chance of your home selling at a high price. With that being said, here are a few tips to help ensure your open house is a success:
1. Make a Solid First Impression
The first thing potential buyers will see at an open house is the exterior of the home and the landscaping; therefore, you will want to freshen up the exterior paint and landscaping. You may want to purchase a new front door, or at the very least apply a new coat of paint. If the house numbers are fading or peeling, paint or buy new ones. Make sure there is a welcome mat at the front door, along with some nice potted plants, as both of these will be inviting.
2. Remove Clutter and Personal Items
When your home is full of furniture, knick-knacks, and your own personal belongings, it is virtually impossible for a potential homebuyer to visualize themselves living in the home, or to fully see the features of the home. Prior to the home going on the market, it is very important that all personal items, and any items that are unnecessary for the showing, be packed up and removed from the home.
3. Stage the Home
While it is important to remove certain items from the home, it is just as important to ensure that the home is properly staged. If no one is living in a home, furniture and décor needs to be added so that the home isn't being shown vacant. When staging a home, keep in mind that less is often more when it comes to furniture. In the bathroom, it is a good idea to have fresh towels neatly folded or placed where necessary, such as on the towel rack or laundry bin. Throughout the home, vases of flowers can help brighten up the space. For more information, you can contact companies like Pro Agent Solutions.
4. Market the Open House
If you don't get the word out about your open house, there will be very few people that come to it. The more you spread the word, the more people will show up. The open house should be listed on listing services, real estate portals, Craigslist, etc. The information should be shared on as many social media outlets as possible, and flyers should be distributed throughout town. In addition, signs should be put up in the front yard of the home and at major intersections.Share
11 April 2018
I have always been someone who is passionate about making the world around me more beautiful, which is probably why I was drawn to real estate initially. I really wanted to create a place where me and my family could spend a lot of time together in a peaceful, relaxing place, so I started looking for places in my area that were fit for the job. Within a few months, I was able to find an incredible property that was within my price range, so I purchased it as soon as possible. This blog is all about choosing beautiful real estate.