The open house is one of the most important elements of selling your home. It’s your best opportunity to show off your home to a number of prospective buyers and real estate agents. The better your home looks, the higher the offers you can get.
The open house isn’t just about showing people your home. It’s about providing prospective buyers with a tangible vision of what their future could look like. Likely they have looked at photos of your home online. The open house is their opportunity to see it in person and imagine themselves living there. Since the open house is so critical, here are tips guaranteed to help you sell faster and for more money:
Yes, you know to clean. But don’t just vacuum and dust. Make sure the pain is fresh, baseboards are free of any dents, and make any small repairs, whether it’s a squeaky door or loose doorknob or torn window screen. These small easily fixable things make a big impact on a buyer’s first impression.
Pay Attention to the Most Important Rooms
Several studies have shown that the kitchen and master bedroom are what really sell a home. Spend extra time staging these rooms and making small, easy upgrades. Make sure these rooms have some decorations so they look lived in, but skip the personal photos.
Add Eco-Friendly Touches
Even the smallest eco-friendly additions make a big impact on potential buyers. You don’t need to install solar panels, but consider using organic materials, such as eco-friendly paint, wood, and stone. Switch out your lights with energy-efficient lightbulbs and add some indoor plants.
Give a Souvenir
Hand out DVDs that feature images of your house as a souvenir when visitors leave the open house. This lets them relive the experience and take a look back on everything they saw. This can be a great way to subtly remind them to keep your home in mind.