Preparing For an Open House to Get a Quick Sale
Furniture, Home Staging, Home Staging Tips, TorontoAugust 15, 2016
Are you looking to sell your home over the summer or some time before the year is over? Join the legions of other homeowners who are looking to do the same. With so much competition out there you’ve got to make sure your home stands out from the crowd.
One of the most popular ways to get your home noticed is to hold an open house or two. Preparing for an open house can be an involved process but doing a thorough job can mean the difference between a quick sale and a lingering listing.
Holding open house will help get as many eyes on your home as possible, which is exactly what you want. Here are some tips when preparing for an open house to make sure you make an awesome impression to every buyer that steps through your front door.
Preparing For an Open House: Clean and De-Clutter
This goes without saying, but the first thing you should do when preparing for an open house is clean and de-clutter your home. This goes beyond washing the dishes, folding the laundry, and sweeping the floors. Your home should also be free of any little knick-knacks that will only make the place feel cluttered and messy. So put away your figurine collection and keep your decor to a minimum.
Remove Personal Items
You want your home to seem like it’s ready for any family to move right in. You don’t want to make it blatantly obvious that someone else is still living there. To make it easier for buyers to see your home as possibly their own make sure you de-personalize the space. Take down all your family photos and pictures that the kids drew on your fridge. Remove any items that point to a specific political affiliation or religion, as this can be distracting to buyers.
Keep Pets at Bay
The last thing you want is for every buyer to be greeted by a hyper puppy or less-than-impressed cat. Some people may love animals, but others may not. Even pet-lovers might not appreciate the smell that pets usually exude, nor will they want to see any dirty pet toys or litter boxes. Make sure your pets are out when you’re preparing for an open house. If possible, try to keep them at someone else’s house or a friendly pet kennel altogether while the home is for sale.
Let the Professionals Take Over
After you’ve cleaned, de-cluttered and temporarily relocated the family pet, let the experts in home staging take over when preparing for an open house. At Hope Designs we will be able to gauge the exact type of buyer that is looking in your area and will stage your home according to what this group of buyers is looking for. With so many projects that we’ve done, our experience is extensive.
Call Hope Designs today and book a consultation today!