The open house events are the current trend in Edmonton. An open house is an excellent platform for a seller and a potential buyer to come face to face. An Edmonton house for sale would require a lot of preparation to initiate an open house in a proper manner. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind while conducting an open house.
Spread the Word
A successful open house is one which receives a maximum number of footfalls. In order to grab maximum attention towards your open house, you need to publicize it well. No need to go overboard with expensive brochures and print ads. Spreading the word online is the best way to grab major attention with zero to little expense. Make sure to add photographs of the house for a better result. Put up a sign outside your home to grab the attention of the people passing by.
Get your House Ready
To leave a lasting impact on your house for the visiting buyers, it is essential that your house is clean and well arranged. Do not do away with the furniture rather set it up in an attractive way so that the potential buyer could get a feeling of how they would find living in your house.
Offer Snacks or Beverages
Treat the people walking in your house as guests. When you have guests over, don’t you serve them with snacks and beverages? Do the same for your buyers. Make them feel welcomed and at home. This will leave a positive impact and make them want to do business with you.
Be a Part of It
This does not mean that you do not attend your open house. Do attend it, but make your presence limited. Keep distance from the exploring buyers. Your presence should not make them feel pressured. Also, some buyers might have questions, which they may not be comfortable asking in front of you, so let the agent handle all the queries.
Leave Valuables Behind
An open house is an open invitation to one and all who wants to come and explore your house. Most of them would be potential buyers. However, there might be some who are just there to while away their time. The crowd could be varied and you cannot screen them. You do not want your valuables to be gone or taken by a person whom you thought to be a potential buyer. Be really careful about this.
Hire an Inexperienced Agent
You might have an amazing house to sell with a good offer but still, the deal could wrong if you do not hire the right real estate agent. It is crucial to hire an experienced agent who could handle the buyers on their own.