9 ways to ruin your open house
08/29/2014 | Author: Editorial Staff
When done right, open houses are a great way for potential buyers to see your property at its best. When done wrong? You risk ruining your chances of a quick sale. Below are the worst mistakes sellers make at open houses as identified by Parade Magazine:
- Staying during the open house
- Not leaving enough time before you leave to prepare the house
- Not cleaning up at all before you leave
- Letting pets stay during the open house
- Trying to mask odors with stronger odors
- Trying to mask sounds, such as traffic noise, with louder sounds
- Not turning on lights before you leave
- Blocking access to parts of the house
- Leaving notes for buyers, pointing out features of the home
Remember, your Texas REALTOR® knows how your property will appeal to buyers. Listen to his or her advice about open houses and other matters regarding your home's sale.
Why is leaving a note bad? Sometimes there are things that a buyer won’t see or know unless pointed out.
Here’s one more…cook something with a very strong odor just before you leave.
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