4 Reasons Open Homes Sell Houses

Relax, they’re not scary or costly.

Many people worry about having an open home. They’re concerned about having strangers in their house, or that it might be expensive.

The reality is that an open home is a powerful selling tool. They give your home high visibility and bring potential customers directly to your doorstep.

If you’re thinking about selling, an open home can get offers flooding in, without much preparation. (Click to Tweet)

Here’s what you need to know.

Buyers See Themselves in Your Home

One of the best things about an open house is that buyers have the chance to picture themselves living in your home. As they walk through the property, they can imagine their furniture in place and see themselves enjoying life there.

Once buyers can see themselves in the home, they build up a personal connection to it. This makes it more likely that buyers will warm to your home and want to make a purchase.

Encourages Competition

During an open house, you’ll have many potential buyers going through your home at the same time. This creates a sense of urgency and makes people believe that they need to act right away – before someone else buys.

You may even be able to generate a higher selling price as buyers fight to outbid each other for the home. The more prospective buyers interested in the house, the faster they must act to beat out all the rest.

Signs Attract Buyers

You probably know that buyers go house hunting at the weekend, and they often drive past properties for sale. When you have an ‘open house’ sign, it can attract people interested in buying in your area.

These people may not have been aware your home is for sale or might have intended to view another property. But they become interested just because they saw a sign.

Speeds Up Sales

Here at Residencity, we specialize in helping homeowners in the Vancouver area sell their properties quickly, and for the best possible price. We hold open homes for the first two weekends of your property listing, to create interest and excitement.

We also guarantee an agent present for every open house and private appointment, because we love making life easier for our clients.

Give us a call to get the best chance of selling your home, fast.