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Sell with an Open House

Sell with an Open House

With the weather now changing and sellers eager to get their home off the market, an Open House might be the key to getting your property sold.

High tourist season is right around the corner and in Pattaya especially, there are a lot of buyers that will be interested in an Open House to go too.

Here are a few tips that you could use to spruce up your home ready for the busy season approaching:

If you’re trying to sell your house or condominium, there are some things that you can do to help make sure that your home makes the best appearance possible for your visitors.  The very first and foremost task is to give your home a good, thorough cleaning.  If you want to leave an outstanding impression on the minds of your prospective buyers, then you must make your home appear outstanding as well.  If for any reason you don’t have the time to do a thorough cleaning job yourself, then investing in a house cleaning service will be money that is well spent.

An enemy of successful Open House showings is foul or mysterious odors in the home.  The sense of smell is very powerful, and it can have a direct effect on our emotions, both for good and bad.  If there are odors in your home, most likely very few of the other positive aspects of your house will be remembered more than the negative memory of the odor.  So enlist the help of someone who doesn’t already live in your home to help you identify odors, and then get rid of them as soon as possible.

When showing the inside of the property, try to keep the appearance as uncluttered and clean as possible. If there isn’t a good reason for something being out in the open, store it and get it out of sight.  If some of your rooms are small, remove any nonessential furniture to help them appear larger and more inviting.  And if you have children, ask for their help to keep their toys and belongings stored neatly away.

Now is a good time also to take a fresh look at the walls in your home. Are there any areas where the paint is chipping, or are the colors outdated?  Giving your walls a fresh coat of paint is a very cheap and easy way to brighten up the appearance of almost any home quickly and easily.

Other ways to liven up the appearance of your home and set a warm, inviting atmosphere is to bring in flowers and place them around in strategic locations.  Or perhaps make some bread or cookies and let that wonderful smell permeate the entire house.  The use of music can be very beneficial too as long as it is kept quietly playing in the background.  Classical or jazz music are good choices that appeal to a lot of people.  Basically, try to think of your open house as Show Time for your home, and then set the stage accordingly so that it makes for a pleasing, inviting experience.

Of course, Open Houses are usually arranged most often for a specific period of time on certain days.  But you’ll also no doubt receive requests for showings at odd times as well.  These requests may be inconvenient, but they often also turn into offers to buy your home.  So you need to try to be as flexible as possible and accommodating for the varied schedules of your visitors in order to get the best results.

Finally, if you remain at home while others come through to view it, resist the temptation to follow them around and sell them on all of its features.  You may want to point out a few outstanding areas at first, but most people will feel pressured if you don’t allow them some space of their own.  Of course, always be available to answer questions that may come up.