Most home buyers start their home search by looking online at listings. However, there is still something to be said about viewing homes in person at an open house. Despite many buyers starting their search online, open houses are still a very effective way to sell a home.
Open houses provide potential buyers with the opportunity to view a home and experience it firsthand. Buyers can ask questions and get more information about the property, and give sellers the chance to meet potential buyers and learn more about their needs. If you’re thinking of selling your home, be sure to host an open house!
What is an Open House?
A real estate open house is a public showing of a property that is usually being sold or leased. They are commonly held on weekends and give buyers, renters, and agents the opportunity to view the property without an appointment. Many times, open houses will have refreshments and representatives from the brokerage firm holding the event will be available to answer any questions. Open houses offer a casual setting for would-be buyers to explore different properties without feeling pressured by a salesperson.
Why Have An Open House?
There are numerous reasons why you may want to consider having an open house. By hosting an open house, you are giving buyers the chance to come and see your home at their convenience. Here are 3 reasons why you should have an open house when selling your home.
Traffic is Key
Holding an open house is one of the best ways to bring in people to visit your property. The heavier the traffic, the more potential buyers who will schedule a showing later on. Some homebuyers second guess or have a difficult time choosing a property. Seeing photos on the website is not enough to really get an idea of the house.
Relaxing For Potential Buyers
If you’re a buyer looking at homes, you can hit several open houses in a single day. Open houses are also a great way to meet with real estate agents and learn about the buying process. Plus, you can get a feel for the community and what it has to offer.
Prospect for Clients
It’s no secret that open houses are a great opportunity to prospect for clients. By attending open houses, you can get a sense of what the current market looks like, meet local agents, and see what kind of competition you’re up against.
Buyers can scope out the market, find their dream home, and learn about the process of buying a home.
Although open houses may seem like an antiquated marketing tool, they still work well for many real estate agents. They can also help speed up the sale process by giving buyers a chance to see the home in person and ask questions they may have missed online.
Ready to sell?
The team at Corbin & Co has helped many buyers and sellers negotiate the best deal for them. If you have any questions about the Clayton or Cloverdale area or finding your perfect Clayton heights homes, get in touch!