There are a few tips to create a successful open house that will make people want to come back and to leave a lasting impression. A well staged open house offers the opportunity for potential buyers to picture their family living in your home. To help sell your La Jolla home, consider these open house tips:
1. Add Flowers for a Unique Touch
Nothing makes a house look better than colorful flowers, especially if they submit a light fragrance. Placing some around the entryway and on the dining table can leave an impressionable fingerprint on buyers. Liven up your home’s interior and send the right message to buyers: this house is a natural paradise that you can live in forever.
2. Light a Fire at the Fireplace
If your La Jolla home features a fireplace, light a fire. There are light pine and evergreen fragrant woods that can an appealing aroma around the house. Also, a fire helps add a sense of “warmth” that makes buyers feel cozy and welcome in your home. Be sure to clean the fireplace, freeing it from old ashes. Add little accessories to draw people’s attention to the center of the room. Place a fluffy pile rug, invest in a decorative fireplace screen, and some neutral and colorful mix of cushions.
3. Use Soft Sounds
Since you want to stimulate the senses of potential buyers, when they enter your property, try using the sense of hearing. Soft sounds can set a dynamic atmosphere that makes regular house touring more memorable. Turn the volume down low, and set up the music in the front of the house, as well as the rear. If an open house is near a holiday, feature music selections that have an appeal toward those vents.
4. Complete the “Spring Cleaning”
Pick up, hang up, and clean up all the rooms in the house. If you have carpeting, refresh them with a light scented carpet deodorizer. Wash all the fixtures, especially the lamps and ceiling lights and organize the closets so that they do not look congested. Refresh your curtains and drapes, while also washing the windows. If you don’t have time to do the work yourself, contact a housekeeping service.
5. Send an Impression with Food
The way to a potential home buyer’s senses is through food. Have a staged area where you have prepared low calorie and low maintenance hors d’oeuvres. You want it planned, where visitors can serve themselves, so that you walk around and show features that will sell your house. Use small plates, napkins, no plastic flat wear, and small bottles of water. Place trash containers, throughout the house, in a very visible area, so there are no excuses for trash on the floor.
Benefits of an Open House
Whether you have planned your own open house or a realtor has helped design it, you only get one shot at making a lasting impression. Staging a great La Jolla open house, is the key to selling your home quickly. Take time to plan and stage your home for an open house, because a seller’s home, is marketed, the moment people walk onto your property.
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