Well, regardless of whether the plan is to sell through a real estate agent or as a for-sale-by-owner, open houses are one of the best ways to generate buzz and find potential buyers.

But of course, not all open house experiences are equal.

At Freedom Properties, we’ve been buying and selling real estate for quite some time in Springfield, and we’ve learned that a great open house experience can make a big difference.

How do you do that?

Here are some tips!

Use High-Quality Photos — People will only come to your open house if they are impressed and intrigued by your online listing. So make sure that the photos used are high-quality! Listing photos make a big difference.

List Your Open House Everywhere You Can — If you’re going to take the time to host an open house, then it’s important to generate as much buzz as possible. To give an open house the best chance of success, make sure that it’s listed everywhere possible – on social media, Zillow, and Trulia. If a real estate agent has been hired, ask them to spread the word.

Tell Your Neighbors — Go tell your neighbors about the open house. They might end up attending themselves or they might tell their friends about it. This is an easy way to get a few more attendants.

Clean & Stage Your Home — If you’re going to create a worthwhile open house experience, then you need to deep clean and properly stage your home beforehand. The house must be set up to impress potential buyers as much as possible!

Hope that helps!

But if the traditional selling process sounds like too much work, then give us a call at (417) 246-2460. We can make you a fair cash offer, pay closing costs, and close in as little as two weeks!