Open Houses – Necessary or a Waste of Time?

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Dennis Nottingham
August 21, 2013
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These days, homebuyers are tempted to think that open houses are no longer a necessary part of the home selling process. In today's world of 3-D video tours and listings that include every type of information you could possibly want on a home, you might feel like actually seeing the place doesn't really matter that much to potential buyers. This, however, could not be further from the truth. Homes are the biggest purchase that most people make in their entire life. When choosing the place you're going to make your home with your spouse or family, buying sight-unseen happens extremely rarely. Most people want to walk through Indianapolis homes for sale and get a sense of the character of the space as well as how it will feel once they are living in it. Open houses are an excellent opportunity to let potential buyers see the aspects of your home that can't be put into words. You should plan to have as many open houses as it takes to find the right buyer who will pay as much or maybe even more than you're asking for.

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR OPEN HOUSE BY PARTNERING WITH AN EXPERIENCED REALTOR

Due to the fact that open houses are so important to the financial success of your home sale, you want to find a realtor who can really help you make the most of each of your open house opportunities. Make sure that your realtor has great experience talking to potential buyers and showing them the aspects of your home that really make it stand out. It's also important to make sure that your realtor is advertising your open house on all the appropriate websites. Most people begin their housing search online, so it's essential that accurate and up-to-date information about your home sale is available wherever potential Indianapolis real estate searchers are looking.

ADDITIONAL POINTS TO CONSIDER

During your open house, you'll want to make sure that any pets are out of the home, that the house is tidy, warm, and inviting. You'll also want to make sure your neighbors are aware of your impending home sale. Particularly if you have neighbors who are frequently working in their yards or coming and going from their homes, it's a good idea to talk to these neighbors and let them know that you're selling your house so that if any potential buyers asked them questions about the home or the neighborhood, your neighbors will be ready to respond positively.

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