Selling your Southeast Michigan home? Whether you are working with a real estate agent or offering your property for sale by owner, open houses are one of the best ways to generate buzz and find potential buyers. Good open houses, that is.
Not all open house experiences are equal. At Mitten Made Properties, we’ve been buying and selling Metro Detroit real estate for quite some time, and we’ve learned ways to maximize the impact of your open house.
Here are some tips!
Use High-Quality Photos
First impressions make a big difference. Potential buyers are much more likely to come to your open house if they like what they see in your online listing. Make sure to post high-quality, well-lit photos that show off the unique features and nicest parts of your home.
List Your Open House Everywhere You Can
If you’re going to take the time to host an open house, then it’s important to generate as much buzz as possible. To give your open house the best chance of success, make sure that it’s listed everywhere possible: on social media, Zillow, and Trulia. If you have a real estate agent, make sure they spread the word.
Tell Your Neighbors
Go tell your neighbors about the open house, post it on the Nextdoor app, or leave flyers in their mailboxes with a handwritten note. They might end up attending themselves, or they might tell their friends about it. This is an easy way to boost attendance. Even if you know your neighbor is only coming out of curiosity with no intention to buy your home, having more people there will give potential buyers the impression that it’s a popular property.
Clean and Stage Your Home
If you’re going to create a worthwhile open house experience, then you need to deep clean and properly stage your home beforehand. The house must be set up to impress potential buyers as much as possible! Hide any toys, evidence of pets, and personal photos. A well-staged home lets potential buyers imagine that it is theirs already.
Hope that helps!
As always, if the traditional selling process sounds like too much work – and believe us, it is a lot of work – then give Mitten Made Properties a call at (248) 883-3340. We can make you a fair cash offer on your Southeast Michigan home, we pay all closing costs, and we are able close in as little as two weeks!