Tips For O'Fallon MO For Sale By Owners...

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Tips For O'Fallon MO For Sale By Owners...

In these times of slow home sales and uncertain economic conditions I thought that I would start offering you some tips on a weekly basis.  This weeks' tip is how to hold a successful Open House. 

  • Look in the local real estate section of your paper to determine the popular day(s) of the week and times for an open house.
  • Schedule your open house at least one week in advance.
  • Restrict the total hours of the open house.  Many buyers may visit your home at the same time.  Putting time restrictions limits your waiting for prospective buyers.
  • Place directional arrows from 3-4 blocks away to help buyers find your home.  (Check your local city ordinance for sign restrictions.)
  • Place a visible open house sign in your front yard.
  • Leave space for buyers to park.
  • Remove all debris from the front yard.
  • Your front walkway should sparkle.
  • Turn on all lights....open drapes and curtains and make sure that your windows are clean.  No pesky fingerprints.
  • Turn on lights in closets.
  • Place your property brochure in the entry area, if possible.
  • Bathrooms must be spotless.
  • If your closets are very organized, open a few.
  • Remove valuables from sight.
  • Tune in soft music on the same radio station in each room.
  • Consider a guest registration book for your prospective buyers to sign.

 

A full service REALTOR®, such as me, offers this service to their clients.  There is value in the services that a REALTOR® offers and those services will allow you the flexibility of living your life and still get your home SOLD.  All though we do not do the cleaning mentioned above but, we do have the knowledge and expertise to handle the sale of your home. 

So if you are in need of assistance and looking for a REALTOR® to handle the listing and sale of your home give Don Rogers a call at 314-954-6775 or drop me an email at Don@DRogersHomes.com to start the process.

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Don Rogers is a licensed REALTOR® in Missouri.  I specialize in St. Charles County Missouri and have called O Fallon MO my home since 1993.  If you are looking to buy or sell or you are relocating to the area and would like information about the St Charles County MO area do not hesitate to give me a call at 314-954-6775 or if you would prefer to send me an email.

 

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Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
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Don, I think you've hit them all. Did you mention the water and the food? I'm guilty of eating the cookies before the people arrive.

Nov 27, 2008 01:44 PM #1
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Good Morning Gary,

I have at times, with the clients permission, baked cookies and made coffee for open house attendees.  It does add a nice smell in the house but it doesn't do anything for the waistline.

Nov 27, 2008 09:42 PM #2
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Tami Vroma
West Michigan Real Estate Specialist-Five Star Real Estate - Grand Haven, MI
Realtor, Grand Rapids MI Real Estate

What an awesome idea Don!  Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Nov 27, 2008 10:17 PM #3
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Tami,

Just another way to let them know that we can do the job too.  I had a GREAT day with the family.  Thank you and I hope that you had a wonderful day also.

Nov 27, 2008 10:24 PM #4
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Mike Henderson
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Some real good tips.

Dec 26, 2008 07:51 AM #5
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Don Rogers
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield - O'Fallon, MO
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes

Mike,

Thank you sir and thank you for stopping in and commenting this afternoon.

Dec 26, 2008 07:58 AM #6
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