1. Curb appeal
It’s all about first impressions and the exterior of your home is the first thing buyers will see. At the very least, make sure your grass is trimmed and plant some fresh flowers to give it that extra pop of color.
2. Clear out all the clutter
A clean house is a happy house and buyers want to see that the past owner has taken good care of their home. Less is more and in some cases I would recommend my clients to get a storage space to have as minimal items in the house as possible. Put away all toiletries in bathrooms and make sure even your drawers, cabinets, and closets are organized. Buyers want to get a feel for the house and often will take a peek inside these spaces.
3. Hire a good agent to best present your home
Open houses are an important aspect to marketing your home for it’s highest value. Some things that I offer to my clients when holding an open house are:
-Tell all the neighbors that your home is for sale and send them a personal invitation to a private viewing 1 hour before open house to public. This encourages them to be your best advocates and spread the word to their friends and family that might be in the market to buy.
-Make the house as inviting as possible. The little things count like turning on all the lights in the house and playing some tasteful music. Another personal touch I like to add is baking cookies during the open house. People always comment on how nice the house smells when they first walk in. And who doesn’t like fresh baked cookies straight out of the oven?
-Marketing the open house with visible signs and of course on the internet. Most of the people that come through my open house have found it online. Some sights that lists open houses are: Trullia, Zillow, Redfin, MLS, etc.
-It is a policy of mine to have all guests sign in due to security reasons. This also allows for me to follow up with those that expressed some interest.
Here is a video of an open house I held last weekend in Redondo Beach. It is currently listed at $875,000 and accepting offers. Please contact me if you have any questions or would like more details on this home. 310.387.4693
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