Showings and Open Houses are two sides of the same coin – they are both used to get buyers in your door and interested in your home. Although there is some debate about this, I believe that open houses are powerful tools for getting homes sold. While many people who come to an open house may just be lookie-loos, the fact is, they do get more buyers in the door – and that’s crucial. You’ll want to have the maximum number of buyers in your house to boost your chance of multiple offers, and achieving the highest sale price possible.
One of the best reasons to do an open house is that doing so cuts down considerably on private, individual showings. To be frank, individual showings can be a real hassle. They are often timed for the evenings, after work, like when you’re preparing dinner, or on the weekends, when you’d rather be playing with your kids or relaxing watching the game on TV.
When your home is on the market, you’ll need to maintain a regimen of keeping your home looking like you’re ready for the crew from HGTV to come over to do a photo shoot. Of course, if you’re living in the home, it’s a challenge to keep it looking that way – which is another reason why you’ll want to have properly priced and prepared your home for sale – so that it’ll sell quickly.