What about Open Houses?

If you’d like to sell your home, there are several different strategies you can consider. Whether you want to sell privately, with a realtor, put your listing in the newspaper or even consider having an open house, there are many different strategies you can use to get your home off your hands.

If you’re thinking about having an open house while selling your home, here are some great benefits to consider:

When you have an open house, you may increase your odds of selling a home. When your home is open to the public to view, you can get several different viewers coming from all areas and from many different real estate agents. Another benefit to having an open house is the fact that you’re allowing people to come in a way that benefits their schedule.

While there are benefits of having an open house, you should be aware that some visitors are not serious buyers and may not have an real interest in buying the house (e.g. interior designers looking for ideas). Try your best to decipher who is serious and who is just casual–without seeming nosy or rude. Another problem with having an open house is when people make a mess in your home. Whether they come in with their muddy shoes or they spill something when viewing, it can leave you with a mess to clean up when they leave.

Like anything, there are advantages and disadvantages to every situation. Be sure to consider the thoughts above to help you make your decision.

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