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14 Tips For Preparing Your Home for a Successful Open House

14 Tips For Preparing Your Home for a Successful Open House

As an experienced real estate agent, I understand the important role that a well-executed open house plays in selling a home at the right price and quickly. An open house is not just an opportunity to showcase your home, it is a chance to make a lasting impression on potential buyers. To help you make the most of your open house, I have created a list of 14 expert tips to prepare your home for a successful open house.

Curb Appeal

When open house guests pull up to your driveway, one of the best ways to “wow” them is through a beautiful lawn. Spend time working on your lawn, porch, and garden before holding an open house. You want to show your house at its best. 

First Impressions

Buyers begin forming their opinion on your home from the moment their car parks in your driveway. They will acknowledge the lawn, front entryway, living room, and more at first glance. Make sure that you are prepared to make a solid first impression.

Depersonalize Your Home

It is super important that you depersonalize your space to allow buyers to envision the home as their own. It also protects your personal sensitive information. Tuck away important documents and remove any large personalized items from the space.

Clean Up

When depersonalizing your home, make sure to tidy your space. You can hire professional cleaners or organizers to help or complete the task by yourself. Clean key areas, such as bathrooms and the kitchen. A spotless home allows buyers to view the best parts of your home without focusing on other items in your home.

Protect Your Belongings

Depersonalizing your home is the first step in protecting your valuables! Remove any photos or keepsakes you want to keep with you. Most guests will be present to view your home for the right reasons, but err on the side of caution by hiding expensive items, such as technology and jewelry.

Let Light In

Open up curtains to allow natural light in. Good lighting allows your home to be more inviting and allows buyers to see your home fully.

Add Scents

Make sure to think about other senses than just the eyes. Ensure that your home smells pleasant by removing garbage or dirty belongings from the home before letting guests in. Think about adding a candle or diffuser to give the air a great smell. That being said, avoid strong smells.

Temperature Control

Guests will always remember whether they felt welcomed into your home during the open house. One of the ways to make a guest feel uninvited is by making the temperature inside feel too hot or cold. During the winter, turn up the heat. During the summer, turn up the air conditioning.

Stage Your Home

Look into hiring professionals to stage your home. They will help highlight the best parts of your home and allow buyers to envision themselves in your home. They can see how to utilize the space as effectively as possible.

Highlight Outdoor Areas

Potential buyers love homes with functional outdoor spaces, such as a patio, pool, or garden. Highlight these areas by adding outdoor furniture and decorations. 

Highlight Storage

Buyers also love storage, closets, and organizational space. Clean up closets and storage space to let potential buyers see how they can utilize the space in the future.

Inform Your Buyers

Look into including informational brochures and other papers to inform open house guests about key features of your home and local tips.

Promote Online

Open house marketing is always important. Make sure that you are utilizing social media with high-quality photos, videos, and tours to share with your followers. If you are working with a real estate agent, they can also share the open house marketing with their followers.

Promote with a Sign

Grab a sign and some balloons to promote your open house in your yard and neighborhood.

Open houses need preparation and strategy in order to be executed correctly. Always remember to prioritize a welcoming atmosphere and solid first impression. Set the stage for a memorable open house experience for potential buyers. This will allow buyers to envision their family in the home. If you are needing assistance on creating a solid open house strategy, contact a real estate agent to help.

We hope that this blog post has provided valuable insights on how to prepare your home for an open house. If you would like to sell your home in the CSRA, contact our team today!

Best regards,

The Bradley Sikes Group 

Meybohm Real Estate

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📱: 706-955-5122



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