Open houses and showings are essential steps when selling your home. It gives prospective buyers a chance to see the property for themselves and, hopefully, imagine themselves living there so they’ll make an offer.
But opening your home to strangers can feel vulnerable. Even with lockboxes in place and supervision from realtors giving tours, you may worry about your items and valuables.
Open houses…are they really effective?
Real estate agents swear by them, while others say they’re a waste of time.
Of course, it’s up to you as the seller to decide whether or not to hold an open house, but here are a few best practices to consider.
The “dos and don’ts” below reflect the experiences of countless sellers and their agents in a wide variety of markets, so as with any marketing effort…choose what will work for you!