The entire point of having an open house is to get a property sold. Ideally, an open house will be so successful that the home will be sold quickly, so you can carry on with other projects. Open houses have varying degrees of success, based on a myriad of factors. Weather, traffic, and location all play a role in the success of an open house. With those things aside, however, it is possible to control the impact of an open house. Here are some ways to sell houses quick with killer open house ideas.
First and foremost, be present and in the moment. Put away distractions like laptops and cellular phones. Buyers want to be engaged when they enter the property and being fully prepared to interact will do wonders for the interest in the home.
Skip the Handouts
I know, it sounds crazy not to have a million flyers at the ready for folks to take away with them and remember the property by. However, it is far more valuable to ensure buyers that you will e-mail them the information. First, you are saving cost on printing. Second, you won’t have to deal with the heartache of seeing all those flyers in the trash. And finally, you will have just garnered a heap of new contacts to use for future marketing and selling. Ensure them that you will keep their contact information secure and not share it with others.
Use Modern Technology as a Resource
With the advent of “task” oriented apps out there, people with all kinds of skillsets are sitting around waiting to be summoned. Utilizing one of these services to hire someone to help at your open house could save a lot of time, stress, and energy. You can hire someone to move things, clean things, or even someone to help discuss the house with potential buyers. Having an extra set of hands around could prove invaluable if your open house is well attended.
Make it a Party
One way to truly set your open house apart and attract loads of attention is to make it a bit unorthodox. Hire a DJ or acoustic band, get a quality caterer, and match the food to the style of home. Advertise this unique open house as an event and it will surely draw plenty of attendees.