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5 Tips for a Successful Open House in – Real Estate Expert Craig Summers?s Tips on Appealing to Buyers in the Market

Posted by Craig Summers on May 6, 2013
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Having an open house has been a proven marketing tactic for decades now. Giving a lot of buyers the chance to look at your house is a great way to gain exposure and interest among buyers. In this article, weíll discuss in dept how to appeal to buyers in the market using the open house.

Tip #1 ñ Meticulous Staging

Stage your house beautifully. Everything should be spotless and clean. The house should be well lit and lightly scented. The overall impression should be that the house is in top notch condition.

Tip #2 ñ Collect Contact Information

To increase the likelihood that a buyer will make an offer on your house, itís important to collect their contact information so you can follow up. Ideally, you want to get their name, phone number and email addresses.

The best way to do this is to have a sign in sheet.

Tip #3 ñ Provide Snacks

Remember that the home buying process is an emotional one. By providing snacks, cookies, water and/or fruit juices, youíre associating a feeling of pleasantness to visiting your house.

Tip #4 ñ Have an Amazing First Impression

As an experienced real estate agent, I can tell you that buyers make their decision on a home within seconds. Itís vitally important that you keep your front yard and the entrance to your home in tip top condition. A plastic bag thatís lying around can literally cost you thousands of dollars.

Tip #5 ñ Have the Price in Mind

Make sure your agent knows what your price range is. This gives your agent to talk about price to qualified buyers on the spot if theyíre interested.

These tips will take you a long way towards having an amazing open house. As always, make sure that youíre working with a real estate agent that really knows what theyíre doing when youíre selling your house.

There is a lot of free information available to you about selling your home in . For complete information about the real estate market including selling tips and current market values and more please visit the most complete website online dedicated to everything real estate at Please feel free to contact me with any of your real estate or mortgage related questions and I will be more than glad to answer your questions. Call me on my cell at 404 374 1620 or email me at

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