Open houses serve a purpose for the home sellers and buyers within the Philadelphia market. With new builds and chic residences becoming available each month, open houses provide easy access to see what's new in town. In the age of virtual tours, in-person previews allow for an opportunity to see what the place is all about. Determined buyers and curious neighbors tend to gather at home openings to meet the Realtor and ask insightful questions. The more eyes you have on your home, the better. A neighbor's inquisitiveness may find your house ideal for someone they know.
Open house guests are welcome to tour at their leisure during tour times. The Realtor is the key person to ask questions about the house or neighborhood. The agent knows home styles, price history and amenities around the property. Visitors are welcome to look inside closets, cabinetry and bathroom drawers to ensure enough space. When attending my open houses, I recommend going by yourself or bringing your significant other. My guidance will help you view a home without needing a buyer's agent. Even if you aren't quite ready to purchase a home or have no idea how the process works, come to the open house anyway. I have space for new clients, even if you sell or buy one year from now.
My sellers who want an open house need to leave during this time. It may be tempting to hang out and watch hopeful homeowners browse your home, but it's not appropriate etiquette. Instead, plan a fun day out to relax and take your mind off things. Your valuables are safe with me. A rule of thumb for buyers is respecting the sellers' belongings and living arrangements. Your most prized possessions should be stored away from clear sight. I will suggest unique ways to situate your furniture and decor for the most significant appeal. I partner with a Philadelphia based stager to ease the process of making the house cozy and livable.
An open house is the grand reveal of your property to the public. An open house is scheduled shortly after a home is advertised, giving it a chance to be showcased. Guest feedback is encouraged so we can get the best value possible. My sellers are pleased with open house results as offers tend to roll in. Having an open house is still an excellent tool for buyers and sellers. Knowing what to expect and simple etiquette will help make the event a success for everyone.