Are Open Houses a Good Tool to Sell Your Home? ~ Fridays with Fred

     

    In 2013 open houses continue to be one of the most effective techniques for selling a home in Orange County in spite of the internet because of two things: low supply and high demand for homes which makes every home that is listed on the Real Estate Market a hot commodity.

    How to Prepare For an Open House

    Before holding an open house, you as the homeowner must make sure that your home has been thoroughly cleaned and staged.

    When staging a home it’s important to remember that more space is a good thing. That’s why every homeowner should consider removing as many personal items or knick knacks from the home because more space will help the potential home buyer see themselves living in your Orange County home for sale and imagine what the home will look like when they put their own “stamp” on it.

    It’s All about Marketing

    Once a home has been cleaned and properly staged for the open house, the most important step that the listing agent must take in preparation for the open house is marketing the open house at least one week before the big day arrives.

    A top Orange County Realtor must advertise the open house online, in print flyers and also by placing plenty of signs around the neighborhood to make sure that there will be lots of foot traffic for the open house.

    The most important aspect of marketing is to make sure that the open house is marketed to the right audience so that potential buyers who would be interested in buying the home will show up for the open house.

    Before hiring a Realtor, the you should ask your Realtor what their plans are for the open house just to make sure that the Realtor you hire has a multifaceted marketing plan for directing as much foot traffic to their home as possible.

    To learn more about the importance of Open Houses, or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.

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