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Open House Ideas for Homes for Sale

Author: Lora Davis
by Lora Davis
Posted: Aug 06, 2016

When an owner decides to sell their home their realtor can advertise through the newspaper, in booklets that list homes for sale that are free to pick up, or through their realtor's office. These are all good ways in which to offer homes for sale but prospective buyers want to see more than just pictures of a home they are interested in. With the internet it is possible to take a virtual tour of the home but some want to be able to actually walk through the home, to see if the home would fit their family's needs and to see if any damage is done to the home that might not be able to be seen in a picture. The best to accomplish this is to have an open house, which your realtor will set up.

It is very important that adequate notice of the open house be given so the owner will have time to get the home ready for prospective buyers to walk through. It is great to put an open home sign on the lawn but the best ways to announce an open house it place the announcement in local newspaper supplements and real estate fliers. In these fliers and supplements there is usually enough room for a headline and a few lines that describe the property. Make sure that your realtor lists as many benefits as possible as to make your home stand out from other open homes for sale on the same day as yours.

Getting ready for open houses for sales it is up to the realtor to advertise it but it is up to the homeowner to get their home and property ready. Outside the owners should work on curb appeal, which means that your home starts to sell itself the minute the prospective buyer pulls up to the home. The day before the open house make sure that the lawn is mowed and all the clippings are swept up. If there is a garden it should not be overgrown with weeds, or have rotten vegetables hanging from the plants or on the ground. If the homeowner has children all of their outdoor toys should be put away. As the homeowner you should go to the street and look at it from the prospective buyer's eyes.

Inside all of the homeowner's personal items like family photos should be put away so when the prospective homebuyer tours the home they can picture their things there instead of seeing the owner's personal items. Closets should not be cluttered, floors clean, and more. Any questions about your open homes for sale ask your realtor.

This article is penned by Lora Davis for Mike Shimkonis Realtor. If you are looking for Mountain Village real estate or have Telluride ranches for sale then contact Mike Shimkonis Realtor. To know more call 970.708.2157 now!

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