Making your home available for an open house after it has been listed is a great way to bring attention to the sale. An open house also comes with a certain amount of risk. If your home is not in good condition, then it could turn off prospective buyers. Most buyers want a home that is turn-key ready. You need to show them that your home is as close to that as possible. Here’s the best approach for staging your open house:
Consider Your Improvements
Before you consider making improvements for your house, you have to consider your neighborhood. Are there are a lot of young couples moving in or is this more of a retirement demographic? If your home hasn’t been renovated in over 20 or 30 years then chances are your choice of wall paint and carpeting might put off prospective millennial buyers. Repainting and refinishing the floors will go a long way towards making your open house more attractive.
A prospective homebuyer wants to envision what their life will be like in your home. That might be hard to do if everything is anchored with your memories. This is why you should consider taking down all the personal photographs and keepsakes. You’ll be able to put them on proud display in your new home but you don’t really need to show them off to a prospective buyer.
There are probably at least a dozen minor repairs in need of fixing around your home. If you can’t manage to replace the cracked window or stop a leaky faucet, then you can hire a handyman for the day to go through your list of minor repairs. Many of these might be cosmetic fixes but they will put your house in the best light.
Upgrade the Curb Appeal
What your home looks like from the outside is going to be the first impression. A good power washing goes a long way to removing a lot of dirt and grime but don’t stop there. You can bring in some colorful planted flowers, replace the welcome mat and give the front door a fresh coat of paint.
Remove the clutter
Prospective buyers in an open house are going to be looking everywhere. That includes peeking in the closet, down the basement, out in the garage and up in the attic. If you’ve got boxes of clutter and rubbish crowding out those spaces, then should hire Junk King Salt Lake City to get rid of that rubbish. Junk King Salt Lake City will provide you with a pair of capable movers and a big truck. That’s all you need to get rid of just about anything you want to toss out. The best way to get your home ready for an open house is to start by hiring Junk King Salt Lake City for quality junk removal.