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7 SIMPLE TIPS TO STAGE A GREAT OPEN HOUSE
Open houses offer a chance to build connections and present your most prized possession in its best possible light. You only get one chance to make the best impression. Hence you and your real estate agent need to be well prepared. Remove all unwelcoming odors, clear clutter, create a good landscape and follow these tips to stage a great open house.
1. REMOVE SCENTS.
The best scent is no scent according to a recent study that shows that 30% of your potential buyers are irritated by scents. So, that cinnamon air freshener might chase 30% of your buyers away. Hence it’s wiser to avoid the use of air fresheners and scented candles. Apart from eliminating the use of scents, you need to carry out deep cleaning to remove all unwelcoming scents. Open the windows and let in fresh air.
2. CREATE STORAGE SPACE.
Buyers favor a large closet size. Hence your storage space would usually be inspected during the open house. You don’t want a storage filled up and brimming over with stuff. Hence you need to trim out closet contents. You can do this by:
Donate and let go of items you may be attached to but do not want to store.
Use plastic storage containers.
Do not store anything you use regularly.
3. REMOVE EVIDENCE OF PETS.
Pets can be gentle and kind, but they can also cause damage and odors. Many potential buyers will run to the next house because of pets. Home sellers ... more
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