How to Impress Potential Buyers During An Open House

Selling a home can be both fun and frustrating. Fun because you will be making someone’s dream of owning a home come true. Frustrating because a ‘perfect home’ means different things to different people. The good news is that there are several things you can do to improve your home and make it more desirable. A home buyer is like every other customer – they need to be impressed. Whether you are a realtor or an individual looking to sell your home, you can impress buyers with the following tips during an open house.

Light It Up

Let in as much natural light as possible. Natural light has a way of making a room seem cleaner, fresher, and bigger. It is also on many buyers’ checklist. If you have a tree branch or any obstacles blocking in the lights, endeavor to get it out of the way before the open house day. While most open house events occur during the day, there may be times when you may need to show your house at night. In the unlikely case that happens, turn on as much light as possible in the house. Well-lit spaces, especially with warm lights, not only make buyers feel safe, but they also make the house feel cozy.

Get Indoor Plants

Indoor plants have several benefits. Firstly, they improve air quality. Plants are natural air purifiers. When placed indoors, they absorb chemicals, bacteria, and even mold participles trapped in the air. This is particularly useful in preventing allergies for your buyers. Secondly, they add texture to space. Plants are aesthetically pleasing, adding natural color to your home. Lastly, live plants set you apart from your competitors. Many open houses use artificial plants since they require no maintenance. To dazzle your buyers, use Indoor Plant Hire services to buy and maintain your plants for as low as $5 a week.

If It’s Broken, Fix It

Do not try to patch things and hope that they stay intact. If an item is broken, have it fixed by a professional. The last thing you want is for it to come apart while showing the house. Potential buyers are always looking for ways to save cost. Showing them things to fix if they buy is adding to their cost, which will only drive them away. Things to look out for include creaky floors, a broken window, a leaky roof, faulty plumbing and evidence of mold in the bathroom.

Tidy Up

If you have people still living in the house, always tidy up before potential buyers visit. Look out for tiny objects such as toys that could be a fall hazard. Open the windows to let in some fresh air and have the current owners go away for the duration of the exhibition.

Prepare for Questions

Expect to be questioned about everything from the house history to the type of building material used to the neighborhood. Have all your answers ready. The more knowledge you are, the more trustworthy they find you, the more impressed they will be.

An open house should always be fun. With this simple guide, you can impress potential buyers all the time and subsequently improve your sales.

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