How to Prepare for a Successful Open House

When you put your home on the market, an open house is going to be one of the most important events surrounding the selling of your property. If you’ve got a great agent, like us, he or she is going to be able to give you tips on staging your home for when potential buyers arrive, but it’s a good idea for you to be informed ahead of time so you know what you’re facing. Here are several of the most common tips to help you prepare your home for an open house in Upstate South Carolina.

Remember, you want to wow your guests from the moment they set foot on your property, and to do that, you have to remove as many obstacles as you can, so they’re getting an unobstructed look at what your beautiful home has to offer. This means you should start the staging process outside and ensure your driveway is clean, and your yard is clear of anything which doesn’t add curb appeal.

Clean your home like it’s never been cleaned before and think about introducing candles or plugin scents with a welcoming aroma to your gathering spaces. Potential homebuyers like walking into a house and feeling like they’re in a brand- new model home, where all of the best features of the house are on full display with great lighting. If you can, open the space by removing furniture which crowds the rooms. Use pieces which accent each space without being a distraction. When working with Samantha Lee and Frux Homes, we’ll help you stage your home at no charge to you. We have one of the best professionals in the industry come to your home to help stage for your Open House. And our sellers, like you, have access to our private cleaner, who’s very reasonable and reliable, and knows how to clean a home to prepare it for sale. They will come in and help you clean from top to bottom, both inside and outside.

Speaking of distraction, try to put personal items away for the event. If you have photos of your family on the walls, put them aside while selling your home, so the people visiting your home can visualize it as their own home. Storing your expensive jewelry, collections, and cash protects you from damages. Find a babysitter for your pets during the day of your open house, this will keep your pets from being overwhelmed as well as provide guests with a hassle-free experience. While, I’m a pet lover, not everyone is.

We will give you advice and personal one-on-one assistance regarding how to arrange your furniture for staging. We have your best interests in mind, as well as invaluable experience regarding which staging tips work, and which ones don’t. If you would like to speak to our past clients, please reach out and we can forward names and numbers, they would love to tell you how our staging helped them sell their home, quickly and for the most money possible with less hassles.

Once you have your home ready for the open house, it’s important to make sure you’ve spread the word about the event to the best of your ability, so your property is viewed by as many potential buyers as possible. Provide a flyer or brochure containing information about the home, so that guests can study the details again at their convenience.

If you’re contemplating selling your home in Pickens county, give us a call. We’d love to help you from start to finish. You can receive more tips on staging a great open house by reaching out to us, or you can check out this article at US News.

When the time comes to buy or sell your home, you’ll need an experienced Real Estate professional and a reputable lender. Call Samantha Lee and Frux Homes of Keller Williams Seneca to get the answers you need! We’re eager to make your South Carolina dream home come true. We can help you buy anywhere in Pickens County, Greenville County, Oconee County and Anderson County, which includes the following cities and surrounding areas:  Lake Keowee, Sunset, Seneca, Pickens, North Pickens, Travelers Rest, Cleveland, Greer, Taylors and Easley.  Give us a call today, 864 214 0311!