Maximize your shot at success. Your property needs to be in the best possible light when you are hosting an open house. Follow these to-do lists to prepare your home for an excellent open house.Depersonalize the House
Help the buyers envision themselves living in the house. When you are hosting an open house, it's a good idea to remove all traces of personal items.
Next, you need to thoroughly deep-clean and organize. Buyers notice the tiniest details.
Remember, cleaning can kick up a lot of dust, so open the windows and air out the home the day before the open house.Stage Your Home
Stage each room in your home for its optimal use. You personally may not have used your guest room or patio often, but you should still stage these areas to show buyers how these could be used. Here is an example of how you can stage your spare bathroom as a spa retreat.
First impressions are powerful. Boost your curb appeal and make sure that your potential guests experience a "wow" factor when they initially lay eyes on your home.
There's nothing more frustrating than going to the trouble of getting your home ready for an open house.... and not having a single person show up. It's a good idea to host an open house during times when people are most likely to be free, such as Saturday or Sunday afternoons.
Ask a trusted friend or neighbor to walk through your home. You want to know if you overlooked any important details. It's better to hear feedback from a friend than to miss a potential sale.
Your agent should be equipped with handouts that contain high-quality photos and relevant details about your home, plenty of business cards, as well as a sign-in form so that your agent can capture the information of the prospects. Your agent should also ensure the property can be easily found by placing an open house sign and tying balloons to your mailbox.
Now it's your job to decompress and relax at a local coffee shop or restaurant while your trusted agent does what he or she does best!