5 Tips to Prepare Your Open House in Encinitas

Having an open house in Encinitas is a great way to get people in the door. The more people that show up, the more chances you have for getting offers from potential buyers, and the better prepared open house, the more bids you can receive around the asking price.

Here are 5 key tips for preparing your home for an open house in Encinitas.

1. Avoid Personal Items in Your Home

Having an open house to sell your home means that people will be circulating in and out of your house quite frequently. Try to avoid leaving personal items in plain sight. You don’t want to distract potential buyers by having them look at family photos, awards, or other sentimental objects.

2. Liven Your Home Up

Decorate your home to be visually appealing in all aspects—outside, inside, and everywhere in between. Be sure to check out my earlier post about How to Stage Your Home in Encinitas. What you are trying to do is create a neutral home where buyers can envision themselves living in your home.

3. Brighten up Your Home

If possible keep your home light, bright, and smelling fresh.

Some general guidelines to brighten up your home:

  • Clean your windows and mirrors (glass cleaner wiped with newspaper leaves no streaks)
  • Make sure all the light bulbs and light switches are working properly
  • Add a pleasant scent to your home

All five senses are going to be at work when potential buyers are touring the open house, so try to target as many as you can. Keep your house light and fresh, and it will sell in a breeze.

4. De-Clutter Your Home

Before opening your home up for an open house, always try to de-clutter. Get rid of unnecessary items clogging your closet and storage space. This can also help you in the long run when you are packing up and moving out because your home sold so fast.

Potential buyers will try to get a feel for storage space in homes in Encinitas, so ensure maximized storage space is visible during the open house.

5. Leave Your Home

When you have the open house, you should try and take your family, pets, and yourself away from the house. You can take the day to relax and have fun, let your trusted #1 real estate agent in Encinitas show them the marvels of your home.

If you do your prep work ahead of time, your home in Encinitas will have no trouble selling after a successful open house. I have over 20 years of experience helping people sell and buy their homes in Encinitas, and there is nothing more satisfying then a successful open house resulting in multiple, higher than asking price bids for your home. ;)

By Linda Moore

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