Whether you’re selling a home or just thinking about it, you’re probably wondering to yourself: Are open houses worth it? Think about it: Strangers walking into your home wandering about freely and looking inside every closet, nook and cranny. Not to mention, busy street traffic for your neighbors.
So are open houses worth it? It depends on your home and your specific situation, but I’m a big believer in open houses. I hosted two open weekend open houses at my recent home listing in Lowell, MA. It was a busy open houses with an unbelievable turnout. The result? 12 solid offers. Yes, open houses can deliver results.
Open houses are great to generate buzz about your property. They make it easy for buyers to see your home and easier for you as the seller because you can prepare the home once and have multiple buyers viewing your home at one time. It’s not easy to keep a home looking immaculate when you’re still living in it. Making your home easy to show makes it easier to get an offer on your home.
When to consider having an open house:
If your home has unique features, is perfect for first-timers or you live in a high-demand area, give an open house a try. I think it’s great when buyers can see other buyers interested in your home. This creates a sense of urgency and a stronger offer.
On the flip side, if your home doesn’t fit into these guidelines, an open house might not be the best fit for your property. Your real estate agent (ahem!) will be able to provide the best advice for your situation.
If you’re looking for a realtor to guide you through the selling process and get you top dollar for your home, reach out to me and let’s talk! Jeni Lu (781) 864-7372 cell firstname.lastname@example.org