When you are getting near to zero hour for your first open house, you should know some of the simple moves homeowners can make to help ensure success. Here are three of them — three ways you can approach your Johnson County open house to make sure it’s a well-attended and effective marketing event:
1. Buy some flowers
It might seem extravagant, but when you consider the your home’s asking price, it may prove well worth it. The amount you spend on flowers will create an extra lift: the inviting aroma that greets your visitors, together with the burst of color fresh arrangements add in key areas subtly let buyers know you are willing to make an effort for a property that rates star treatment. Plus, it’s almost springtime, right?
2. Put up signage in advance
You will already have a “For Sale” sign in the front yard, but once you near the day of your area open house, getting the word out becomes a top priority. If your agent is heads-up (hint: I’m one of those!) – you will see that an “Open Sunday”’ rider has been attached to your sign days in advance. It’s one of a number of small steps step that will help entice local residents (who will tell friends who are looking) — and definitely flag weekday drive-bys to come back! Any extra exposure can be vital for courting a goodly field of potential buyers.
3. Provide child-friendly entertainment
Buyers have children, and planned or unplanned, they may be along for the occasion. Bored kids are a distraction – so why not have some coloring sheets and crayons ready? You’ll be removing the hassle factor at the same time you are creating a welcoming, kid-friendly atmosphere.
When it comes to a successful Johnson County open house, these small steps together with our online marketing efforts, make a large difference. I’d love to help set you up for success this spring: contact me anytime for an in-home consultation to prepare for the coming selling season.