7 Must Haves for an Open House

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Having an open house is your chance to make your home shine and sell it right away. There are a few aspects of an open house that should not be over looked. It will help you sell the home fast. Selling it fast means more money. The longer the house stays on the market, the longer you are paying the mortgage.

1. Informational Packetschecklist

It is important to have informational packets available. Potential homebuyers will want information and some do not wish to hold a thirty minute conversation to get their answers. It will also help you with the sell. Having the information on hand will keep it fresh in their minds.

2. Business Cards

Business cards are extremely important. If they do not make their decision during the open house, they may talk about the decision later and decide they would like to make an offer. They will need to have your contact information to place their bid.

3. Refreshments

Refreshments may be seen as a more of an old tradition when performing an open house. However, it offers a sense of comfort. They will be grateful for the snacks and it will also add to the nice aromas that help sell a home.

4. Stage the Dock

If the home is a waterfront property and there is a dock, make sure you don’t forget to stage it. Have the boat in the water, patio furniture on the dock, and any other items that promote the lake lifestyle. People want to buy on the lake for the experience and memories, highlight these things!

5. Air Freshener

It is a great idea to bring air freshener to the home. Arrive early to spray the home. You are to arrive early so that you can spray the home and allow it to dissipate some. This is so the air freshener does not seem overwhelming when they arrive.

6. Positive Attitude

This may seem like a no brainer, but the person holding the open house should have a smile on their face and offer greetings as potential buyers arrive. It is important to be friendly and warm during the open house.

7. Details

Potential buyers may need to have some questions answered. They may not have received the information they needed before coming to the open house. The information can include information regarding the area, pricing, what the seller is willing to do, and other information.

Ensure that you follow the list. Be inventive with your open house. Selling a home is never easy, but it is definitely worth it in the end. Letting a house sit on the market will cost you money in the long run.


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Glenn S. Phillips is the CEO of Lake Homes Realty. He is also an author and speaker. When not thinking about real estate and technology, he periodically plays his ugly tuba (complete with a bullet hole), enjoys exploring cognitive thinking, and prefers dark chocolate.

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