House hunting can be overwhelming, especially if you’re a first time buyer. It’s exciting and exhausting at the same time. How do you even know where to start in the process? If you;
Top 5 Tips for Your Open House
Selling a home takes a lot of work. So when it's time to prepare for your Open House, here are 5 of our Top Tips for a Successful one!
Take a good long look at your carpet. You might know where each of those stains came from, but a prospective buyer doesn't. They're looking for a place to kick their shoes off and get comfy. The idea of traipsing around your dirty carpet in bare feet is a huge turnoff. Spring for a good, professional carpet cleaning.
Most prospective buyers are attracted to a nice clean scent. Grab some cleaning wipes and clean the surfaces before your open house. You can also buy "clean" scented candles and burn those as well.
The person walking through your house is looking for their home, not yours. So, as much as you love your children, they don't come with the house. Put away their crayon drawings, store their throphies away and depersonalize the space as much as possible.
Buyers want to picture themselves moving right in. In order to create a hotel-like atmosphere that is both beautiful and welcoming, you'llneed to remove some of yourself from the home.
Buyers love light, bright homes. So day or night, turn the lights on in every room. If you have blinds, open the slats halfway. Dim rooms are depressing and give the impression you're hiding something. Keep things bright and airy to make people feel at ease.
To avoid any awkward run-ins, leave 15-20 mintues before the Open House.
There you have it! 5 Simple steps to turn your house into someone else's home! When the time is right for you, let the experts at Maurer help you every step of the way! Give us a call!
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