- Courtesy of: Trulia.com
- By Tara Nicholle-Nelson
Sometimes, to keep the right focus, it’s best to eliminate the things we shouldn’t do. To help you stay focused on the items you and your agent agree will make your Open House a hit, here are a handful of things smart sellers should avoid doing:
1. DON’T: Attend or pretend. A seller’s place at an Open House is elsewhere. It used to be that only looky-loos and just-starting buyers showed up at Open Houses. But it’s increasingly common for serious, qualified, time-strapped buyers to tour Open House with their agents every weekend, rather than seeing individual properties scattershot throughout the week.
These serious buyers like to have serious conversations. In fact, the more serious the buyer, the more intense the conversation, critique and debate they might want to have about your home - pro and con. When buyers get serious about a property, they tear it apart, verbally, as part of the process of deciding whether they could live there, what changes they would need to make to it, and so forth. These conversations are part of the process of vetting and buying a home - precisely the process you’re hoping your Open House will prompt and promote.
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