• Hunter Schamehorn

Benefits of an Open House

It Gets Eyes on Your Home

Open houses bring in potential buyers, right? These could be buyers who probably wouldn’t be motivated enough to book a showing otherwise. This could also get your neighbors and friends talking. You never know, they could potentially mention it to the future buyer! Add in advertising and signage, and you’re going to catch the eye of both casual and serious prospective buyers.

You Set the Scene

It can be stressful keeping your home “show ready.” With an open house, you’ll be able to prepare for an event that has the potential to bring in many prospective buyers all in one sitting. It makes life so much easier when you are aware of when you need to deep clean your home, to make it look spotless, because you know you will be having visitors. Most importantly you’ll have time to bake some cookies and put out some fresh flowers!

You Could Lock in That Interested Buyer

No interested buyer wants to be annoying and constantly ask for a private showing. If your house has already caught the eye of a potential buyer, he or she might be more willing to come back for a second look in a less formal setting. Open houses give the potential buyers the option to bring family and friends for a second opinion. It also gives a comfortable atmosphere with no rush so there is plenty of time to look around.

Buyers Compare and Contrasts

Usually buyers are looking at multiple open houses in one weekend. This is called “comparison shopping.” This gives you the opportunity to make sure your house stands out above the rest.

You Choose Time

Some weekends are better than others to have open houses. Make sure your house is listed for the Nationwide Open House weekend. If you are looking for a lot of bang for your buck, holding an open house has the potential to put your home on the real estate map. By working strategically with your real estate agent to schedule and organize a successful open house, you may just get a jump start on that sale.

Are you looking to maximize your open houses? Are you wanting to sell your home instantly? Give us a call today to speak with the Top Real Estate team in Grand Rapids!


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