How To Prepare For An Open House Like A Pro

Posted On Thursday, 25 February 2021 22:33

If you are in the market to sell your home, conducting an open house can be a great way to not only get your property in front of potential buyers, but to sell your home much faster than you anticipated. Since this will be a great chance to have your home make a fantastic first impression with buyers, it's crucial you prepare for your open house like a pro. If you're eager to get started, keep these tips in mind along the way.

Stage Your Home

First and foremost, use consultants who can help you stage your home. In doing so, you can make your home look as appealing as possible to people as they stroll through and hopefully envision themselves living there. Much of staging revolves around the types of and placement of furniture in your home, which is why you may want to consider modern and timeless living room furniture from Papaya that could give your home an appealing look that wins over an open house attendee.

Do a Deep Cleaning

Before the first person sets foot inside for your open house, do a deep cleaning that will have everything sparkling and smelling great. This should include shampooing the carpets, washing windows, cleaning up your home's front entrance, and anything else you think is necessary. To get the best results, you should probably hire a professional cleaning service. However, once you're finished cleaning, don't go overboard with air fresheners. If you do, people may assume you're trying to hide some unpleasant odors.

Emphasize Curb Appeal

If your home looks great on the outside, open house attendees will assume it looks just as good on the inside, and thus will make their way through your front door. Therefore, don't underestimate the value of curb appeal when selling your home. Because of this, take care of such details as power washing your home's exterior, cleaning and repairing your guttering, and ensuring your driveway is clear of clutter. 

Have a Great Online Listing

While you should spend plenty of time making sure your home is clean and welcoming for your open house attendees, you should also pay close attention to ensuring your home's online listing is also appealing. To accomplish this, you should work with your real estate agent to add a video or virtual tour to your online listing. If you really want to go all-out, use a drone to give online viewers of your listing a birds-eye view of your property. When combined with the cleaning and other measures, your home will stand out from other properties in your neighborhood.

Be Smart About Your Timing

If you have noticed, most open houses are always held at the same time, usually from 1-3 p.m. on a Saturday or Sunday. However, if you want to get a leg up on the competition, be smart about your timing. Instead of starting at 1 p.m., plan your open house to start at noon and perhaps extend it until 5 p.m. to give people extra time to attend. By doing so, you can increase your chances of having that one person or couple attend who decides your house is perfect for them.

Give Your Pets a Vacation

Finally, if you have pets in your home, see if they can spend the day elsewhere during the open house. By having them stay with other family members or friends, you can make sure no unexpected problems occur.

By putting these tips into practice, you can not only pull off a successful open house, but also set the stage for a much quicker sale of your property.

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