Open house, what an awesome idea, but how do you make it even better?
It is simple, get with other neighbors on the street and talk about a Yard Sale day.
Plan a weekend where several of you neighbors will agree to have a yard sale, have one yourself and get some of the stuff you don't want to go, but most of all have your open house at the same time. Your signs should read: Street Yard Sale & Open House.
It is a greatway to announce you have your house for sale. It will get lots of traffic, and you may even make a few bucks for the day as well.
Try and be sure that your neighbors have a multitude of items for sale, Baby Stuff, Toys, Furniture, Tools, Fishing and Hunting items and more.
Go to http://www.vistaprint.com and have a cheap set of business cards made up include details of the home, address and contact numbers and also Asking Price, usually 250 card will run you about $10 including shipping. Ask each of you neighbors to throw a card into the bag with each sale.
Ask you neighbors to tell everyone at their yard sale that you have an open house going on the same day and just go on over and ask for a walk through.
Have your Realtor there for the day to help answer all questions and to possible help with writing an offer for interested parties
Most of all, have fun and enjoy the day!
I count 4 say now 5 say august 2 say sept. All had valid points as to why...Amazing you get so many different answers that are all "right."
I like Gerard's the best... Good luck with the Open.
Because of your question, I'm going to guess that you are trying to do this without the help of a Realtor:
The reason is; this is such a simple and obvious question, that you should not need us.
When you first put your house on the Market and Listed it, you have a window-of-opportunity we call the WOW FACTOR; that is the first two or three weeks it's Listed.
Buyers look for NEW LISTINGS, thinking that they are going to be the first to see something new and fresh.
During this WOW time, I like to do at least two Open Houses!
Now, this does not even take into consideration what time of the year it is. But during summer, we count the days until school starts and ask the question "can we close escrow before Labor Day" so that they can be in the house before school starts. Can you see where I'm going with this?
If you were using a Realtor, you would have discussed this and have a PLAN in place.
There are about 50 reasons for using a Realtor, this was two of them.
Good luck and may God bless
Let me know if I can be of further assistance.
Fillmore Real Estate
Well, if you give me the listing I can handle it for you and let you know when is the best time. How does that sound? I'm just kidding..lol. Well, Marilyn I think if your planning to do an open house that mean that you want to sell it, right? Well, so now is how soon do you want to sell the house? Do you want to sell it in August and get buy in Nov. or September and maybe get paid in Dec. To me I would do right now. Hope this answer with help.
-Brian@ Armkey Realty