How to Host a Successful Open House

When selling your home, the open house is your home’s five minutes of fame. It’s a handful of minutes in which prospective buyers can either fall in love or choose to move on. Make sure you’re making the most of this time by following the tips below.

Work With Your Agent

Likely, your agent has hosted his or her share of open houses. Take advantage of that experience and allow your agent a voice. Additionally, as the market changes and trends evolve, your agent will know. Ask your agent if there are any characteristics or features that buyers are currently drawn to.

Depersonalize without Sterilizing

While every single family portrait does not need to stay on the walls, one or two may actually help you sell your home. Be sure to remove overtly personal items, but do not completely purge evidence that people can and do live in the home.

Personal touches will help potential buyers to imagine spending quality time in the home. Avoid clutter, but don’t be afraid to leave a few toys in the kids’ rooms.

Open Doors and Windows

Not only do open doors and windows increase natural light, but they also remind potential buyers that there is a beautiful yard out there. Of course, you’ll want to make sure your yard is tidy and appealing. Plant some flowers near the doorways or in window boxes. They will be visible from inside the home, but they will also make spending time outside more exciting.

The goal of any open house is to get serious buyers interested. A little extra work goes a long way and is totally worth it in the long run. Try not to view the open house as a chore or an intrusion. Remember, you want your visitors to feel welcome because you want those high offers!

If you’re ready to sell your home, Keyrenter Real Estate is ready to help. Call Keyrenter Real Estate at (801) 566-6700 today!

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