open house is a great way to showcase your home to serious buyers.
Without them, you are not going to get a sale! A great real estate agent
will give you all the specifics you will need to do, but here are some
Attract the Right People
best communication in today’s tech savvy world is online. Social media
and websites such as Trulia or Zillow are the best way to get the word
out to people. To get the right people you’ll also need to reach real
estate agents. They bring the buyers in most transactions.
are still many people who attend open houses on a whim because they saw a
sign. Don’t skimp on the signs. They draw attention, which will draw
Don’t be home
Remember, they are evaluating your home for them. Buyers want anonymity when comparing homes, and if you’re there they may not be comfortable speaking freely.
you have pets, take them with you. You don’t want a serious buyer to
get turned off because there was an animal in the home. Take their items
out as well. A dirty litter box is the last thing that a buyer will
want to see or smell!
Take a Whiff
of smell, it is extremely important to make sure your home is smelling
fresh and clean. One of the biggest turn-offs to potential buyers is a
home that smells less than fresh.
While you should obviously get rid of any trash and clean out your fridge before potential
buyers come by, be aware of odors that you might be used to but that
newcomers to your home might find offensive. Avoid cooking onions or
other strong-smelling foods in the days before prospective buyers come
over. Lighting a scented candle or plugging in a new air freshener never
Clear Out Clutter
know you have to live in your house, but the fastest sales are made
when the buyers can picture their stuff in the space. Whether you’ve got
piles of clothes taking up space in the kids’ rooms or a huge
collection of DVDs stockpiled around the house, it’s time to do some
Yes, the new family that buys your home will likely
add their own clutter to it, but the truth is, people like to see homes
in “perfect” condition when they’re shopping.