Having Your First Open House? 2 Tips To Make It Successful

14 June 2017
 Categories: Real Estate, Blog


If you are having your first open house you may be a little nervous as well as excited. It is important you that do things correctly for your clients so their home will sell faster. To ensure you do this, below are two tips on how you can get started having a successful open house.

Get Buyers                                                                                                                                                            

To ensure you have a successful open house you need to get buyers to the home. One of the best ways of doing this is to use technology. Many people use the Internet when they are searching for a home to purchase. For this reason, you need to have a website set up if you do not have one already. A website designer can do this for you and use SEO to bring visitors to the website.

You should also use social media to find buyers. Most people today use social media for many things, including when looking for services, things to purchase, etc. Set up social media sites using different platforms. If you are not experienced doing this, hire a social media expert. They have experience getting things set up, as well as getting visitors to your sites.

Some people look in the newspaper when looking for a home. For this reason, place an ad in your local paper.

Consider the current clients that you have that are looking for a home and if the home you are selling would be right for them. Put up an open house for sale sign in the yard about a week before you have your open house.

Set Up the Open House                                            

The house should be spotless from top to bottom. Hire a cleaning company to come to the home, if needed. The home should also smell good so place a vase of fresh, fragrant flowers on a table or countertop.

Remove personal items, such as family photographs, children's drawings on the refrigerator, and more. If there is anything controversial hanging on the walls you need to remove it. For example, if the homeowner is a hunter and has placed an animal head on one of the walls, this needs to go.

If there are area rugs on the floor you should remove them. Buyers want to see the floors and rugs may make them think you are trying to cover something up.

If you want to ensure you have a perfect open house, hire home stagers who are experienced at setting up real estate to sell.