Moving can be stressful, especially when it comes to selling your home. The longer it sits on the market, the more frantic you become. This is especially true if you already have a property in mind to move into. Doing what you can to impress potential buyers coming to look at your home during an open house is a must then. Hopefully, they will be more inclined to consider your property when they decide to buy something.
Here are some suggestions that will be useful to you.
Let the light in
The more light you can bring into your home, the better. Not only is this useful for showcasing the selling points in your home, but since natural light is something many buyers consider when viewing properties, you are guaranteed to impress them if you can find ways to bring it in. So, before your open house day arrives, trim back the hedges and trees that could potentially block the light.
Hire professional window cleaners to remove the dirt and grime that could also limit the light coming in. Place a few mirrors around your home so the light can bounce around your rooms. And on the viewing day itself, open the curtains wide to let as much sunlight in as possible.
Do any repair jobs
This is a must when getting your home ready to sell. Your potential buyers won’t be very impressed if they find things they’ll have to repair. Feeling drafts coming in through your windows will scare them away. No one wants to replace windows right away! Mold is another issue you need to deal with before open house. Fix any creaky floorboards and squeaky doors , so when buyers inspecting your house, it’s nice and quiet. So, do any repair jobs, since the buyer will get a better impression of your home if everything seems to be in working order.
Be sure your home is warm
If your home is cold during the viewing, you can almost guarantee that the buyer’s love for your home will soon grow cold too. So, don’t skimp on the heating, especially if the temperature is cool on the outside. When the buyer walks into a warm home, they will get an excellent first impression of your property.
Be ready for the buyer’s questions
As you would when viewing properties yourself, the buyer will probably ask you a range of investigative questions about your house when viewing it. They might want to know when it was built, how many repair jobs have been carried out in the property, and what you you have liked most about your home. If you don’t know what to say, the buyer is going to grow suspicious, and they might back out of the purchase. So, be ready for their questions, and be as honest as you can be, without dwelling too much on any drawbacks of the property. You will gain the buyer’s trust this way, and with that added confidence in you, they might be willing to make you an offer.
The sooner you sell your home, the sooner you can move. Follow these suggestions, and try to come up with other ways to impress any potential buyers who view your property during an open house.