How an Open-House can help you sell your property
You must be using a lot of marketing techniques to sell your property. Then you surely must be thinking, why should I have an Open-house? Advertising your property online or on a listing will definitely help you reach a wide range of buyers who are looking to invest in real estate, however, you cannot rule out having an open-house entirely as it has many benefits of its own.
One of the major benefits of having an open-house is that you could be able to sell your home faster. Using just print or digital advertising methods may not be enough to help you get through to potential buyers. Here’s how an open-house can help you sell your property.
1. Brings buyers to your doorstep:
The best part of having an open-house is that potential buyers will come right to your doorstep to inquire about your home. This will give you the opportunity to sell your house directly to those buyers and gather their contact details.
The people who come to your open-house will definitely be searching for property on the real estate market to invest in. So you will get a chance to pitch your home to them and thus improve the chances of selling your home more quickly.
2. Find out what can be improved:
The people that come to your home will surely be interested in buying property, however, they would only want to invest in a house that they deem would be perfect for them. So a few of them may point out some parts of your home that may need some improvement or needs fixing.
Whenever your prospective buyers point of certain flaws in your home, do not take offence at their comments, but look at it as an opportunity to make some improvements to you home that will not only impress your next set of open-house visitors, but also help you get a higher price for your property.
3. Gather leads to follow-up with:
As soon as you have an open-house, people from all over the place will come to visit your home, thus helping you gather a list of relevant leads of potential buyers. Once you take the contact details of these visitors, you can then follow-up with them over the next few days to find out if they are still interested in buying your house and check the price they are offering for it.
Since the people who visited your home were looking to buy property, you can check what price they are offering for the house and be open to negotiate a bit. Eventually, you will find the right buyer from the dozens of people who came to visit your home from the open-houses you hosted over the week.
Having an open-house does take time and effort as you would need to show people the entire house and pitch about all the key features and unique selling points. You need to accept that although you might get a huge turnout of visitors for your open-house, not all of them will make you an offer immediately. However, you can be sure that you will find the right buyer from the list of prospects who came to the open-house.
By: Mike Gustus