If you’re going to be selling your home this spring, your agent will likely suggest holding an open house when your home hits the market. Why is an open house a good idea? Think of an open house as your home’s debut to a new group of people who may fall in love with it, given the chance. Prospective buyers will want to visit the homes they are considering in person. They want to see if they feel at home in your house. If they can picture themselves living there.
When your residential real estate agent sets up an open house for your home on the market, they’ll likely take several steps to make sure it’s successful.
- They have you remove personal items, photos, valuables, and clutter to present the home as a neutral place where prospective buyers can picture themselves
- They may stage your home with different furniture to make it feel updated
- They may ask you to repaint colorful walls to a neutral color
- They’ll ask you to have a place to take kids and pets during the open house
Open houses are a great way to increase foot traffic to your home, and improve your chances of selling quicker for a better price. You are attracting interested parties, and by showing off your home in its best light, you’ll be turning interested parties into activated buyers.