How to maximise your homes appeal for open homes
Open Inspections and Open Homes can be the best way to attract a large number of prospective buyers, so take the opportunity to maximize the selling potential of your home with a number of simple, yet subtle strategies.
Fill your home with light.
Light helps to create a feeling of space and the best way to do this is to open all curtains and blinds. Switch on lights in areas that are darker.
Plan the time of inspection.
The ideal time is when your home captures the most amount of natural light so the aspect of the property should be taken into consideration.
Consider our sense of smell.
The way a home smells makes an immediate impression on buyers. Open windows to allow fresh air to circulate. If you have pets, visitors can be very sensitive to pet odour which is why fresh air is so important.- Replace tired items and furniture. Splash out on new bedspreads for that ‘brand new’ look. If the furnishings are tired, you may wish to hire a few pieces to show your home off to its best advantage.
Provide your consultant with the key to the front door.
The front entrance to your home will always make the best impression.
Thefts are uncommon but give yourself peace of mind by discussing any concerns with your sales consultants and taking their advice to increase security.
Make yourself scarce.
Your consultant is experienced in professionally marketing your home for you so leave it to the experts! Prospective buyers are also more willing to negotiate purchase and ask questions without you around.
The right temperature creates comfort.
It’s all about making prospective buyers feel at home. Dependent upon the time of year, heating or cooling your home prior to inspection provides comfort for visitors.
Remove or switch off excess noise.
Barking dogs and loud music detract from focus upon the property. Farm out the dog and turn off your television and radio.
Pay attention to detail.
To achieve that showroom quality, put out fresh towels, tea towels and tablecloths. Fresh flowers add appeal to any home.