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Hosting an Open House? Here Are Some Tips

by Lila Delman Real Estate

An open house is an excellent way to increase the number of prospective buyers that tour your home and increase exposure for your property. 

In order for your open house to be a successful event, our team of experienced realtors at Lila Delman Real Estate recommends taking the following approach:

1. Take the time to properly stage your home.

Your realtor will be familiar with comparable properties and what prospective buyers will want to see from your home. Taking the time to de-clutter and transform a children's play room into a home office, for example, are just a few ways that you can best stage your home to today's buyer. It's also very important to pay attention to your home's curb appeal as well, as this will give buyers the first impression of your property. 

2. Advertise your upcoming open house.

In addition to including  your upcoming open house in the MLS Rhode Island data base, your realtor should market the event in the newspaper and online sites like Realtor.com and Zillow.com. You'll also want to put open house signs in busy intersections near your home with a string of balloons and arrows to point traffic in the right direction of your home.

3. Provide the ideal setting for your home on the day of the open house.

This means removing all vehicles from your driveway, opening all of your blinds and drapes, turning on every light in your home, having some soft music playing in the background to set the mood, and baking some cookies in the oven to create a welcoming aroma. 

4. Have professional marketing flyers available.

These should be in color with several professional quality photos and convincing reasons why a buyer should consider your home.

Contact Lila Delman Real Estate for more open house tips!

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