Holding an open house is a great way to ensure your home gets noticed. However, in today’s highly tech driven world, it’s simply not enough to spruce up the rooms and open the doors. As a matter of fact, so much of selling and marketing your home is now done online that you can’t have an open house without going digital, from creating fliers to letting the world know the day and the time of the event. Luckily, there are quite a few things you can do to ensure your open house is the success it deserves to be. So, keeping that in mind, read on below for a few tips to help you do just that.
One of the easiest ways to ensure your open house goes off without a hitch is to hire a professional real estate agent to plan and execute the open house for you. Think about it. Any real estate agent who has been in the business for a while can throw a successful open house with their eyes closed. Besides, if you’re busy trying to find another house to move into and deal with the rest of your obligations, having the help will certainly make it easier for you.
Make sure snacks and drinks are included
You want potential buyers to be comfortable when touring your home, so some light snacks could make them that way. Discuss this with your real estate agent. Of course, this is entirely up to you, but a trip by the local liquor store for refreshments can help to ease the tension when potential buyers are looking through your home.
Take advantage of technology
As with everything else in the world today, when you’re throwing an open house, there is an app that can help. From social media to taking advantage of real estate listing sites online, in this world of digital technology, you can get the word out to people states away about your open house and increase your chances of selling your home for the price you’re asking for, and quickly, as well.
Take advantage of low-tech also
Just because we live in a high-tech world, doesn’t mean that all your advertising for your open house has to be digital. Invest in an open house sign that you put out a week before the event, and don’t forget to tell your friends, neighbors, and even co-workers ahead of time. Word of mouth is still the best advertising method there is.
Be security conscious
The last, and perhaps most important tip for making your open house a success is to be mindful of security. Remember, you’re letting total strangers walk through your home to see if they want to buy it. You want to do everything you can to ensure your home and your family are safe during this process and after. Below you can find a few tips to help you be security conscious.
- Everyone who comes into the home should have to sign in and show their ID
- No one uses the bathrooms. You don’t want closed doors between you and strangers in your home
- Clean out the medicine cabinets, as drug theft is hot and heavy in the real estate market during open houses
- Lock up all valuables
- No one walks through the house alone. This is where a real estate agent comes in handy, and people should tour in pairs, as well
These are just a few of the top tips out there for ensuring your open house is a success and your home sells quickly. Remember, security should still be a top priority on your list.