At North Eastern Group Realty, we are committed to serving our clients with excellence which drives us to pursue educational opportunities for our REALTORS. The Brian Buffini Success Tour webcast from Virginia on April 9th, 2014 was an excellent opportunity to be motivated and inspired. The message complimented that of the 12 week Peak Producers...
OK, I admit, the headline of this blog post was somewhat misleading; despite everything you and your Fort Wayne REALTOR do to prepare for your open house, the weather or a major local event may inhibit attendance. Despite this unavoidable factor, you and your REALTOR should prepare to put your home’s best foot forward.
Since you and your REALTOR should have done all repairs and staging of your home prior to listing it, your home should be pretty well ready for the open house. An little extra sprucing up and cleaning should be all that is required. Some of this “extra effort” should be focused on cleaning the inside of appliances and de-cluttering kitchen cabinets, drawers and the pantry. Buyers will open cabinet doors and drawers. If yours are stuffed to the gills, buyers will assume your kitchen lacks enough storage space. Clean the windows to let in the most light possible. Open all the curtains and blinds and turn on the lights in the house. Buyers like bright homes. Make sure the lawn is mowed and the walks are swept. Put away yard clutter like hoses, toys, or pet water bowls. Clean the fingerprints off the storm door. First impressions count. Remove shampoo, soap, toothbrushes, and other personal items from the bathtub, shower, and sinks in all the bathrooms. Store them in a shoebox under the sink. Removing personal items makes it easier for buyers to see themselves living in your house.
You have done your work, now get out of the house and let your Fort Wayne REALTOR® sell it! Potential buyers will be uncomfortable discussing your home if you’re loitering during the open house.
At North Eastern Group Realty, we are prepared to assist our clients with their significant Fort Wayne real estate decisions. Our corporate commitment is to provide real knowledge, proven experience and professional, quality service. To search all Fort Wayne homes for sale or find a Fort Wayne REALTOR®, visit our website at NorthEasternGroup.com.
North Eastern Group Realty is Fort Wayne’s largest independent real estate company located at 10808 La Cabreah Lane, Fort Wayne, IN 46845.