Preparing your house for a sale makes the marketing exposure all worth it
But what steps do you need to do to make sure it does?
Here are some of the things you need to prepare for a successful open house…
Make your open house signs noticeable
To attract local buyers, establish your presence by putting out signs around the area where your house is. The best places to attach these signs is around intersections that are a few blocks away from you. These signs must also have directions and arrows that point to the right direction as well as the easiest.
Prepare all the necessary documents
These documents include appraisal or comps, the house’s blueprints, major repairs and warranties on all house components that are included, and inspection reports. These documents will not only help you sell your house faster, it can attract potential buyers as well, knowing that they wouldn’t have to worry about waiting for documents to arrive or searching for missing warranty documents when something needs fixing.
Advertising through social media is one of the best ways to get the news of your open house out there. By creating an attractive post about your open house, friends can help share the new to mutual friends as well as people in the community who lives near you or is planning to move in your area. You may also join public Facebook Pages where people are encouraged to post photos and details about their property on sale. This can broaden your reach without needing to hire a real estate marketer for the job.
Tidy up every nook and cranny around your home
Nothing invokes a potential customer’s interest but a clean and tidy house. A house can look well on pictures, but if they visit your home and it starts looking and smelling like nothing from the pictures, your marketing efforts won’t pay off. To avoid this situation, clean every surface and corner inside your house. Start cleaning the places that gets more traffic such as the living room, kitchen, dining area, bathroom/s, and the bedrooms. Once you’ve finished cleaning the major selling points, clean off the minor ones. Once you’ve finished cleaning every room in the house, improve the aesthetics by adding fresh flowers in some of the rooms and planting brightly-coloured ones in the front and back yards. Enhance their visuals by attracting their sense of smell. Fresh flowers can sometimes do the trick, but using air fresheners and scented humidifiers can improve those.
But if this doesn’t work, remember that a little help never hurt anyone. Call out a team of expert detailers who can clean your washing machine as well as your other home appliances to make it look brand new.
Serve food and light music
Make the atmosphere appealing by serving simple local food and light music that’s pleasing to the ears. The best food to serve are finger foods that aren’t tricky to eat such as biscuits, mini cakes, chips, and pancake bites. For music, choose to go on the soft music side by playing classical music, or simply just coffeehouse music.
Has this list given you an idea on how to prepare for an open house? If it did, please feel free to share your thoughts in a comment below. For more home organisation tips and tricks, please visit our blog today.