You have listed your home, and now the agent is asking for you to schedule an open house. This creates many questions and concerns for you as the home owner, but ultimately you are wondering what the benefits to an open house are. Listed below are several of the benefits of allowing your agent to host an open house.
First, many potential buyers will plan a day to attend multiple open houses in a neighborhood. This allows the potential buyer to see a variety of homes in a short amount of time. Potential buyers like to comparison shop, and open houses are the perfect venue. The potential buyer may select not to see your home due to the inconvenience of scheduling a private showing.
Open houses generate opportunities to have more people see your home. Neighbors can invite friends and family they would like to move to the community to see your home with the causal setting of an open house. Someone looking at another home in the neighborhood may stop at your open house due to the traffic and community talk about your home.
Next, you control the scene and appearance of your home at an open house. Open houses are scheduled in advance, and you control the date and time. The benefit of scheduling ensures your home is clean, staged, and looking its best for potential buyers. For people with pets, small children, or busy schedules, the ability to control when potential buyers are in the home reduces stress while selling your home.
Potential buyers that may have seen the home in a private showing tend to return for a second look at open houses when they will not book a second private showing. The more a potential buyer is in the home, the greater the opportunity that the potential buyer will make an offer. The causal feel of the open house relieves pressure to make a decision, and this helps potential buyers to see what their life could be like within the home. Potential buyers may bring family or friends to see the home at the open house to gain another opinion about the home they are considering.
We at Keller Williams Silicon City are here to help you with your real estate needs. When you are ready to discuss your options, call me, Matt Nguyen, at (408) 784-1846 or you can send me an email: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit my website for available listings and additional information.