How to Host an Open House Like a Pro

Posted by Staff Reporter (media@realtytoday.com) on Mar 03, 2016 06:07 AM EST
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - JULY 30: Real estate agent Maurice Dolan (R) hands out information on a home for sale during an open house on July 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California. According to the S&P/Case Shiller composite index survey of 20 metropolitan areas, home prices increased 2.4 percent in May, their highest level since 2006. San Francisco home prices skyrocketed 24.5 percent. (Photo : Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Open house is that certain time wherein you are opening your home for viewing. This means that you need to show off the features that will definitely attract people into buying your home. How can you host an open house like a pro?

Before we dig deep into the ways in which you can host an open house like a professional who's been doing it for years, let us first understand the concept of the term. According to Investopedia, an open house is "a scheduled period of time in which a house or another dwelling is designated to be open for viewing for potential buyers."

Much like how it is done in schools, an open house in the realm of real estate works almost the same way. You get to meet prospective buyers and even help the community by advertising several products.

The publication noted that open houses are often held during the weekends, as more people are available for viewing homes for sale during these days. Banners are also put up to help businesses advertise their products and services, and sometimes, refreshments are being served to guests.

Now that you are aware of the meaning of open house and its purpose, Realtor.com listed several ways in which you can make your open house a more significant and meaningful event. According to the publication, you may host one and promote it as a charity event.

Look for a charity, which is noncontroversial and something that you hold dearly, and tell everyone that you will be donating a certain amount for every person who comes in for the open house.

The open house may also be a great opportunity for you to sell some of your furniture and other items, which are no longer of use for you but can be of use to others, during this event.

You may also partner with local shops in the area, such as those serving drinks or pastries, as this will not only attract buyers into viewing your home, it will also serve as a good marketing strategy for the shop itself.

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