It’s time for your open house! Are you ready? Take a moment to look over these tips to make sure your open house is a success.
Lock away all valuables. It’s a sad truth that not everyone can be trusted. Keep valuables safely out of sight during an open house. Anyone who’s really expressing interest in the properties won’t mind your good silver being out of sight.
Avoid strong smells or loud sounds. If you have a creaky door or loud fan, get it fixed before the open house. Avoid strong food and pet odors. Also, avoid playing loud music during the open house, or spraying strong air freshener. These can make potential buyers think you’re trying to cover something up. Use an air neutralizer to give the house a fresh feeling without any overpowering scents.
Leave the house. Buyers can feel awkward scrutinizing a property when the owner is there. By leaving, you allow them to feel comfortable. Your agent can be trusted to answer questions and represent your interests.
Keep the house ready to go so you’re not scrambling to clean hours before an open house.
Don’t block off rooms; this can make potential buyers think there is a major problem with the room that you are trying to hide.
I hope you found the article useful. Give me a call if you have any questions.