If you have a single family home for sale, you are in good luck as you are already selling one of the most popular types of real estate on the market today. However, if you really want to make your home stand out and sell quickly, there are a few things that you can do to help during an open house.
Keep Your Yard Really Green
Buyers love a yard that looks great. Make sure that you fertilize and water your lawn, keeping it looking as green as possible while your home is on the market. Lawns may be water-guzzlers, but it is worth it to give your lawn all the water it needs to stay nice and green while your home is on the market. Buyers want to move into a home with a nice, green yard. It's one of the fantasies of owning a home that many buyers ascribe to.
Mow Your Yard
On the day of your open house, mow your yard or have a lawn service company come out and mow your yard. A freshly mowed lawn looks great and will help your yard stand out. Additionally, most people enjoy the smell of a freshly mowed lawn. The more positive associations you can make with your home, the better.
Let in the Light
When you have an open house, make sure that your home looks and feels bright and full of light. Pull up your blinds and open up your window treatments. If the weather is nice, open the windows as well (just make sure the window ledges are clean). Letting in light can make your home feel and look more welcoming.
Add Some Fresh Flowers
Bring the outside in with some fresh flowers. Put some fresh flower arrangements in your entryway, kitchen, and master bedroom. Flowers can add a touch of color and life to your home and generally let off a pleasant smell.
Bake Some Cookies
Assuming that your oven is clean and has a natural smell when it is operating, pop some cookies in the oven before you have guests over. Make sure the cookies do not have nuts, as nut allergies can be a serious concern for some individuals. Go with some classic chocolate chip cookies or oatmeal cookies. The nice aroma of freshly baked cookies can make your home seem more welcome and inviting.
Help your home stand out during your next open house by keeping your yard nice and green with frequent watering's. Mow your grass right before the open house to create a nice smell outside. Let in as much natural light into your home as possible and add fresh flowers to add color and smell to your home. Finally, don't forget the old classic, baking cookies. Freshly baked cookies make your home smell like a place one wants to hang out in.