6 Steps to Hosting a Tulsa Open House
Between professional home stagers and expert realtors, there are plenty of industry people that you could pay for a consultation on hosting a successful open house. However, if you choose to host your open house with your own skill set rather than hiring a professional, there are a few things that you need to know to ensure that you come out successful. The Tulsa movers are here to offer you some tips on hosting a successful open house that leads to interested buyers and a great overall experience.
Most likely, you are not the only home in the neighborhood that is up for sale. The first thing that you need to do is check out the neighboring competition. Do some detective work! Know what nearby homes are selling for, what they have to offer, and how long they have been on the market. Using that information, you will learn what you need to highlight and what makes your property different. Knowing about your competition is the best way to prepare a home to win.
Put together a list of specifics such as square footage, bedrooms, and bathrooms--though those bits of information are just the beginning. Write a description of the property and also include information about HOA/maintenance fees, and note upgrades and appliances that will come with the home. Include photos taken by a professional and create a flyer that highlights the features and positive traits of your property. Spread the word of the open house on social media and with friends and family.
Stage the home to appeal to buyers by removing clutter, refreshing the paint, and moving furniture to maximize the space in your home. Keep decor simple and take away items that are personalized, such as family photos and diplomas. Spruce up kitchen cabinets with a swipe of orange oil to amp up the shine, making cabinets look newer and more luxurious.
Be a friendly and excited host. Have snacks, drinks, a sign-in sheet and mini flyers with property specs printed up. Be open to questions and conversation and make guests feel at home—since this potentially is their new one!
Part of a successful open house comes after the event takes place. Follow up after the open house by emailing “thank you” for attending messages to each person who came out. About a week later, you can start calling visitors and following up to see if they had any questions about the house. Hopefully, with the utilization of the steps we have recommended, your hard work will pay off in the form of a buyer!