5 Ways To Plan The Best Open House Ever

23 July 2015
HEATHER HOLMES



Trying to sell your home? Open houses are a crucial part of both the home buying and selling process. For buyers, it gives them a chance to get an in-depth look at a potential new home. For sellers, it lets them really showcase their property and let people get a better sense of whether or not they’re interested in purchasing it.

Want to put together a knockout open house that will have your property sold in no time? Just follow these quick tips and you’ll be well on your way to closing a deal.

Clean Your Bathroom

Nothing can turn off potential buyers quite as quick as a messy bathroom. Let’s face it, it’s not the easiest part of your home to clean, but when it comes to open houses, it can be one of the most important. Get rid of clutter, clean between tiles, and make everything look its absolute freshest.

Make Your Home Feel Homey

That’s right – nothing says ‘buy this home’ like a home that feels, well, homey! Light your fireplace, bake some cookies, and make things a bit cozier for your guests. A well-staged home should make potential buyers feel like they never want to leave.

Up Your Curb Appeal

First impressions matter and potential buyers will start deciding whether they’re interested or not in your property as soon as they pull up. Keep your lawn maintained, plant flowers in your garden, and freshen up the paint on the outside of your home to draw people in.

Keep Information Readily Available

Place brochures and information sheets provided by your Realtor where people will see them. By the front door is a good spot, but also try other key areas of your home like the living room and kitchen. Make sure there are ample copies for the Open House, and let your Realtor know in advance if any supplemental materials for potential buyers are needed.

Fix That Squeaky Step

You know those little projects you’ve been putting off? Replacing that floorboard, repainting that door trim, fixing those blinds, all those little things can seem awful big to potential homebuyers. Get those fixed before you show off your home, so that it doesn’t seem like too much work to potential buyers.

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