An open house is a proven way to get prospective buyers through the door to show off your picture perfect West LA home. But before you open the doors, first be certain your home is ready to show off. Buyers should be given the opportunity to imagine what it would be like to live within the space. To achieve this, you need to stage your home in an inviting way that doesn’t look too lived-in.
Open House Tips that Get Offers
Too much stuff turns buyers away. Remove kitchen appliances from the counters. Get rid of piles of magazines. Even consider placing some furniture in storage. Clutter inhibits buyers from envisioning their stuff in your space. Get to packing!
Make Repairs Now
Don’t wait until the negotiating begins. Fix that leaky faucet or wobbly door handles now. Don’t’ forget to replace burned out lightbulbs. Buyers will be looking for imperfections. Stay ahead of the game.
Hire a Cleaning Service
Buyers will notice if your home is not clean. It takes a lot of time to tackle all of the other processes and steps of selling a West LA home so why not hire someone else to do the dirty work?
Set the Table
A dining room table that is set for a nice meal is an inviting way to draw buyers in. Use your best china and a neutral tablecloth and coordinating napkins!
Buy Plush Linens
New, clean towels will add to the look of your bathroom and kitchen. Don’t forget to set these out before the open house!
Organize Cabinets and Drawers
Nobody likes it when something jumps out at you when you open a cabinet. Don’t put your guests through this. What’s more is that storage space is a huge selling point of any property. If your cabinets and drawers are filled, they look less spacious. Cluttered closets, cabinets and drawers will make it appear that your home offers less storage space. This is an open house that buyers will look at!