Ready to sell your home? It’s time to show off your home to potential buyers. Prepare to make an excellent impression with a successful open house.
Why Do You Need an Open House?
Although you probably don’t have time to do a full interior decorating job, consider staging some small elements to let potential buyers see that you have a real interest in your home. Older homes may feature charming charm but are plagued by the same issues as every home – worn carpet, aged wiring, warped doorframes, and dated kitchen appliances. With these types of home problems, it’s difficult to create a buyer’s home of their dreams.
What if you were able to hire someone to completely remodel your house, especially your kitchen, without using credit? What if you could “dress up” a dreary basement, especially if you have some beautiful wooden beams and stained wood floors?
Set the Stage for a Successful Open House
What’s the one thing you need to do before you open your home to potential buyers? There are a few key elements to having a successful open house.
- Taking care of the necessary home maintenance issues such as clean windows and plumbing is a must before you allow visitors into your home.
- Get an assessment of your home from a professional, such as a professional appraiser, before you host an open house. A skilled appraiser can provide insight into the condition of the home-based on comparisons to similar properties in your neighborhood. If your home is worth a lot more than others in the neighborhood, you’ll want to address any maintenance issues.
- Are you move-in ready? Most buyers will not stop at your house if they have to move in first.
Get Rid of Clutter and Trash
Not sure what to put on display? How about a stylish vase of flowers? Or perhaps a set of colorful curtains or a neatly arranged vase of ferns?
If you have any magazines, newspapers, flyers, or junk mail lying around, grab it now and go through it. Put them all in one place on a table or sideboard, and set out the matching placemats, napkins, and dishes. Then invite your guests to arrange and set the table for you.
While you’re at it, bring out some of your best treasures: throw pillows from your couch, or the kid’s toys and games. If you have the space, you might even want to give a few things away, even if you’re trying to sell your home.
Utilize Home Décor and Light to Your Advantage
It’s no longer the dark ages of the 1970s when it came to home decor. Today, homeowners have access to a plethora of great tips and tricks for decorating their homes.
The tips and tricks are of course for your home and what you want to show off to potential buyers. If you are selling your home, it’s what you want to feature in your home that’s important.
You don’t have to be besties with Martha Stewart to benefit from these pointers. The key is to present yourself to potential buyers in the best possible light. Take some time to go through your home with a fine-toothed comb. Make sure that you display the most important and impactful pieces to get a good feeling for how buyers may react to your home.
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