While an open house can occur at any time of the year, the months heading into summer are usually when property owners will experience a boom. Early spring is a great time to get prepared for the visitors who will be coming by to check out availabilities. Here are some tips that will ensure your property is in tip top shape when the time comes.
Inside the Home
It is important to make the homes that are available on your property look inviting. Be sure to put a fresh coat of paint on the walls to give interiors a nice, new look.
Homes should also be as clean as can be. We’re talking cobweb free corners and floors you can eat off of. You might consider hiring a professional cleaning service to get your homes looking their best. Be sure to remove all clutter as well.
If there is any furniture in the home, see to it that it is arranged in a way to make the home seem open and inviting. Remember, less is more so think about eliminating pieces to make the rooms seem more spacious.
Outside the Home
Manufactured home communities tend to have a lot of exterior property. All lawns and gardens should be clean and neatly trimmed. You might also consider adding flowers to make the home seem more inviting.
When people are visiting for an open house, they will be looking at the property itself, but caring management can also help to seal the deal. Providing water and snacks will let your guests know that you will go that extra mile.
Veggie platters, sandwich trays and baked cookies will be welcome treats for those that are exhausted during a day of house hunting.
Ambience: It’s a good idea to create a bit of ambience for an open house by piping some relaxing music throughout the home. This will also allow guests to roam around without worrying that their conversation might be overheard.
Opt for music that is upbeat and enjoyable for most people. Jazz, standards and 60’s pop are all good choices.
Have Paperwork on Hand
It’s possible that people will want to know some information on the home that you might not be able to provide off hand. That’s why it’s a good idea to have written material you can refer to. This will also seem more professional and credible to your guests.
Get prepared by assembling packets that people can take home and review. It’s also a good idea to make up a printed flier with your home’s information and photo. The more information you can provide, the better!
Of course, all your efforts will be for nothing if no one shows up! Make sure your open house is well advertised by listing it on effective web sites and sharing listings on social media.
Your open house will be noticeable to passers-by if you use the right signage. Hanging balloons can make it even more eye catching.
Hanging flyers around the neighborhood is another good way to spread the word.
With open house season just around the corner, you want to make those sales so that none of your properties are hanging around unoccupied. Pay attention to the interior and exterior so that your homes look as attractive as possible. Then set the tone to make your guests comfortable and see to it that they are well informed.
We wish you the best of luck in having a profitable open house season this year!
Let us know how it goes!