Every season brings unique challenges to hosting the perfect open house. Everything from the weather to your home décor can impact how potential buyers view your home. An open house is all about making the best impression possible and showing off the major selling features of your home.
So, what should you watch out for during the Fall season? Here is a list of our favorite Fall open house tips!
1) Clean up the yard:
The arrival of Fall means that the leaves are going to start coming down all over your yard. Prior to your open house, you want to make sure you tidy up all the leaves and clean out your garden beds. A sloppy front yard might make a bad first impression on a potential buyer.
2) Limit your Decorating:
You might be tempted to put up all your Halloween/ fall themed decorations, but this year might be the year you have to skip out on it. Too many decorations might serve as a distraction for buyers. Remember, while trying to sell your home, you want to make it as decluttered as possible so buyers can envision themselves living there. Going crazy with the decorations is not going to help.
3) Serve Fall Themed Snacks:
Refreshments are a great way to get people to linger in your home a little bit longer during the open house. Serving warm apple cider or pumpkin flavored treats is a great way to capitalize on the season! The longer potential buyers stay in your home, the higher the chance they might end up falling in love with it!
4) Be Prepared for all kinds of weather:
Fall weather is unique because depending on where you live, you can expect any kind of weather. You might have a day as hot as summer, you could also have a cold and rainy day, or even a beautiful crisp and delightfully warm day! As the homeowner, you need to make sure your home is ready for anything.
5) Plan Around Fall Holidays:
In order to make sure you are getting the highest number of visitors coming through your home, try to avoid holding your open house around Fall holidays. During fall, you have Rosh Hashana, Yom Kippur, Columbus Day, Veterans Day and Thanksgiving all happening! Planning your open house during a less busy weekend will give you the chance to have the optimum number of visitors.
6) Store your Stuff with Zippy Shell:
Clutter is a home sale killer. Safely store your extra stuff with Zippy Shell while you sell your home! We’ll deliver a portable storage container directly to your door then store it in our secure climate controlled facility. Whenever you are ready, we’ll deliver the Zippy Shell to your new home!
Who knows, maybe at your next open house your buyer will walk right through your front door!