The Importance of an Open House

Longer days and warmer weather are great signs that spring has sprung in the Niagara region.  This time of year is also the onset of the traditionally hot NOTL real estate market and a great time to list your home if you have been thinking about it.  One of the most important tools to any home sale regardless of the time of year is the open house.

As your premier agent for all your NOTL real estate needs, here is a detailed list of the importance of open houses as a selling tool for your home.

Set Your Home Apart

An open house allows you to set your home apart from the rest of the homes on the market.  For instance, if you feel that your big backyard is a selling feature, then include it as part of the open house.  A professionally staged home will help your home stand out as will a focus on key selling features such as:

  • Any appliance upgrades.
  • Recent renovations, especially kitchen or bathroom.
  • Freshly painted interior or exterior.
  • Any unique home features such as huge windows, fruit trees, etc.

Here’s the Deal:

Open houses show more than just the house.  An open house allows interested buyers to see the neighbourhood, see what amenities and facilities are in and around your home and to envision their lifestyle not only in your home but in the community.

No Pressure

An open house is also a great way for any prospective buyers to have a look around without feeling pressured for a sale.  A buyer may not even know that they are in the market for a home such as yours until they see it and fall in love with it or certain key features.  The more low key you can make your open house, the better chances you will have of making a sale.

A Social Situation

Usually open houses attract more than one potential buyer so that awkward feel of being the only person in the home is removed.  This takes pressure off any interested party and can really bring a social vibe to an open house as agents can offer casual tours to a group rather than just one party.  This relaxed atmosphere is rarely found in any other situation other than at an open house.

An open house is an effective tool when it comes to attracting a wide range of buyers and more importantly selling your home.  If you have any other questions about open houses or are interested in listing your home on the NOTL real estate market, please contact me today.  I would love to be a part of your sales team and look forward to hearing from you soon.