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Make the Most of Your Open House

July 27, 2017

Once you list your property, planning an open house is a great way to generate interest. But you don’t want to pick a date at random and hope for the best. You can make your open house work well towards helping you sell your home, if you have a plan. House Logic has an excellent countdown list with great tips to prepare for your open house.

The first part of preparation for an open house is all about planning. Determine where the kids and pets shall be during the open house (this also includes yourself, as it is best for owners to not be present for viewings). Set up appointments for specialized cleaning jobs such as power washing the exterior or hiring a cleaning service to deep clean your home in the days leading up to your open house.

There are several small things you can do to make a big positive impact on your open house. New kitchen and bathroom towels help freshen up these busy spaces, and give a feeling of luxury for visitors. All personal items, from toiletries, to purses, jewelry and computers, should be stowed away. This is for safety as much as it is for helping stage your home; potential buyers can better imagine their things in a home without occupant family photos, for example.living-room-2485945_640

Before you leave your open house in the good hands of your Realtor®, a few final touches can provide a welcoming atmosphere for viewers. A fresh pot of coffee or baked cookies draws people in. Opening all curtains and blinds throughout your home will let in more light. Ensuring all clutter is picked up, and keeping closets, cupboards and drawers tidy will help your home feel spacious.

A well-planned open house can help you sell your property. When you are ready to sell your home, you want to work with an experienced Realtor®, one who can make the process smooth and stress free. Contact my team and I. You can count on us to help with all your real estate needs. Our goal is to make your experience both easy and pleasurable. Contact us today at (925) 634-7820, or by email at realestate@cecily.com.

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