First impressions are everything – especially in the world of real estate. When you have potential homebuyers come to an open house, it’s very important that you are presenting your home in the best light so as to increase the chance of competition, and therefore, a higher buying price. Here’s how to have the best open house possible:
Boost Your Curb Appeal.
You want to win over the buyers before they even step foot into your home. The easiest way you can do this is to boost the curb appeal of your home. Take some time to make sure the lawn is freshly mowed, and that you’ve done any repairs with your roof or overdue paint jobs.
Reduce the Clutter.
When potential homebuyers walk into the home, they need to be envisioning themselves there if there’s a chance they will buy it. If your clutter is all over the house, this will make the entire process a lot harder. If you’re still living in the home when the open house is happening, you can tuck extra belongings away in a closet. Or, if you have too many, you can always rent a temporary storage unit while your home is on the market.
Get the Neighbors on Board.
Neighbors can sometimes make or break a home sale. Make sure that you talk to your neighbors before you have an open house so they can be mindful during those hours. If you ask them to refrain from any loud or disruptive activities, this will further ensure that the potential homebuyers are able to focus on the home.
Have an Original Takeaway.
Your home isn’t the only home that your potential homebuyers will see. It’s very possible that they will see multiple homes in any given day, which is why it’s important to make your home stand out. Have a stack of flyers ready that they can take with them on the road so they can remember your home.