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Selling In A Buyer's Market? 4 Tips For A Successful Open House

by Arnold Gomez

Selling your home in a buyer's market can be difficult, at best. If you're trying to sell your home right now, you want to make sure you have the best chance at success. You're going to need the right people to see it. That's means you're going to need an open house – but not just any open house. You're going to need to have a successful open house, and that's going to take some planning. Here are five steps to help you have the best open house possible.


In order to get the most people to your open house, you're going to need to advertise – more than just yard signs. While yard signs work great once prospective buyers are in the neighborhood, you need them to get to there first. Advertise online on classified sites and open house directories. It's also a good idea to utilize social media. Get your friends involved in the advertising and ask them to share the information about your open house. The more people that know about the open house, the better.

Move Your Vehicles

On the day of the open house, you're going to want to provide prospective buyers with as much parking space as possible. Move your cars out of the driveway and park them down the street. If possible, ask your neighbors to refrain from parking in front of your house during the open house. Prospective buyers don't want to hike up the street to get to your home. Make your home accessible by providing adequate parking.

Bring in the Light

Natural light creates an open and inviting atmosphere. Open your curtains and blinds before your prospective buyers are scheduled to arrive. If there's a gentle breeze blowing outside, open the windows to allow fresh air to flow through your home. This will create a refreshing environment for your guests as they tour your home.

Provide Informative Flyers

Your prospective buyers are going to have questions. Try to anticipate those questions – and have answers provided – by having colorful flyers available for each guest. The flyers should include information regarding the house – such as recent renovations what appliances will be staying – as well as any incentives you might be offering – such as closing costs or home warranties.

If you're trying to sell your home, you don't want it to languish on the market for months. Increase your chances for a speedy sell by planning the perfect open house.