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How To Get Ready for an Open House

You see them every weekend … open house signs. If you are selling a home in Arizona, your realtor may choose an open house strategy as a way to attract potential home buyers. If you are buying a home in Arizona, you may spend time over the weekend walking through an open house or two. Tru Realty would like to provide you with a few basic tips on how to get ready for an open house.

From the cleaning to the organizing to the small fix-ups around the house, there can be a lot of minor details that go into staging a successful open house. However, there are a few essential items you should not to forget about when you prep your home for an influx of potential buyers.

Below are 4 tips to help you get ready for an open house:

Choose the Right Time

If you happen to be selling your home in the busy season, it’s important to set your open house at a time that gives potential buyers room to breathe. While weekends are a popular time for open houses, you may want to choose a day or time that is a little different from other homes in your area. This means visitors to your home will be able to take their time and really see the details that make your home distinct and worth a second look.

The Exterior Speaks Volumes

With so much cleaning and so many small maintenance duties, it can be easy to forget about the first thing that guests will see when they show up at your doorstep; the exterior. However, this will provide the initial impression so you’ll want to ensure that it’s a positive one. Before organizing your open house, make sure the lawn is cleared and cut, the hedges are trimmed, and your doorway is well maintained.

Make the Marketing Count

If you’ve primed your home for your open house, it’s important to ensure your marketing efforts are up to snuff and will get people through the door. Your Tru Realty real estate professional will make certain that all of your collateral material creates the response you need get the asking price you’re seeking.

Engage All the Senses

A house that smells and sounds good, in addition to a house that looks good, can actually work wonders in swinging a buyer in the direction of your home. While having a clean, clutter-free place is ideal, you may want to consider baking beforehand or even leaving a little music on so people will feel relaxed and right at home.

Tru Realty knows real estate and can help you get ready for an open house and, ultimately, help you sell your home for the asking price you seek. Having a successful open house is just part of the process. If you’re putting your home on the market and want to have the very best selling experience, call Sarah Richardson today at 480-327-6700.

About the Author

Sarah C. Richardson is one of the preeminent leaders of residential real estate in Arizona. As the CEO and founder of Tru Realty, she is responsible for both the daily operations and oversight of the multiple growth strategies that the brokerage carries out. Sarah launched Tru Realty in 2010 as a way to serve a marketplace that was seeing a shift from auction centric fix/flips to an MLS flow. She is now rethinking the way her brokerage uses technology to better serve clients and agents alike.


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