The Real Estate Advantages of Hosting an Open House


Imagine hosting a party where one of the guests gives you a cheque for hundreds of thousands of dollars. That’s the power of an Open House. Of course, for Sellers, Open Houses can also be a bit intimidating. The idea of allowing dozens of strangers to walk through your home can awaken anxiety in most of us…

Steve Thomas appreciates this and will work with you to ease your concerns and create a safe environment where you can take advantage of the benefits of an Open House.

Steve says, “The scariest thing I see is people trying to run their own Open House in this real estate market. They haven’t set up properly, they haven’t invited the right agents to look through the house, and they haven’t taken advantage of professional services to guarantee that the house looks it best. Then they wonder why there Open House wasn’t a huge success. They need to talk to a Realtor.”

An Open House can be one of the best ways to get visibility for your new listing and an Agent Open House can generate a buzz with local real estate agents. That is the biggest advantage to getting your house ready for showing and committing to an Open House.

Getting Your Home Ready for the Open House

We all know that a party is the best motivation for getting your home looking it’s best and we like to think of the Open House as a party that can make you hundreds of thousands of dollars. Now that’s our kind of party!

So, how do you get ready for your real estate Open House? Well… it depends. Some homes need just a little touch up here and there and maybe some accessories to pull the look together. Other homes require some serious freshening. Walk through the interior of your home and look at it with the fresh eyes of a potential buyer. What is broken and hasn’t been fixed? How is the paint looking? How much clutter is on the surfaces?

Now walk outside and look at the house from the street. This is what we call curb appeal. Do you have flowers in the gardens? Does it look neat and well-cared for or is there clutter out here as well? Would you feel compelled to look inside? It can be hard to admit that your home is looking a little tired, but we totally understand, and that’s why Steve will work with you to freshen your home’s feeling.

For Steve’s clients, one of their favourite services is that he will arrange a visit from a home stager to make recommendations about what can be done with your home to make it more appealing for sale. Homes that are staged sell faster and for more money and Steve works with the best stagers in your area to ensure that your home looks its best for showing and a quick sale. Contact Steve to arrange an interview and receive your Current Market Valuation and get ready to celebrate the sale of your home. Plus, with Steve’s low commissions, you’ll keep more money in your pocket as a reward for your hard work.

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