Do's & Don'ts: Open House Edition
With the sizzlin' market and buyers flooding listings as soon as they go live, an open house can be a smart way to catch 'em all in one fell swoop.
Here are a few 2021 dos and don’ts for your open house.
•Declutter, declutter, declutter (your agent may even recommend staging).
•Clean like crazy.
•Get rid of lingering smells from carpets, pets, or sinks. Have a friend do a thorough “smell check.”
•Put away personal photos and belongings.
•Provide light refreshments but make sure drinks are sealed and snacks are individually wrapped.
•Hover like a helicopter parent. Give buyers space to see your home without the pressure of your presence.
•Schedule an open house during a holiday weekend or community-wide event. If you can be flex, check the weather and wait for a sunny day.
•Forget about curb appeal.
•Leave your pets at home.
•Park your cars in the driveway.
Thinking about selling and have questions? Drop me a message, and I’ll be in touch.