Buyers are using the internet to search forproperties more than ever before. In some cases, they can even go on a “virtual”tour of a home using their smartphone or desktop computer. So, you might bewondering if the old-fashioned Open House still works these days?
The answer is yes. Otherwise, you wouldn’t see themadvertised. If Open Houses didn’t work, no one would be doing them!
No matter how good the internet gets, it can’tcompete with a buyer being able to visit a property in person, walk through therooms, stand in the backyard and imagine himself BBQ-ing with his family,stroll the area, and meet neighbours.
An Open House makes it easy for buyers to do justthat.
It’s an open invitation for them to come by at aspecific date and time, to see the property and chat with the REALTOR®. It’s a casual environment,which many buyers prefer. Some buyers, in fact, are more comfortable going toan Open House before scheduling aprivate viewing.
Will you need an Open House to sell your home?
That depends on a lot of factors. When I work withclients, I put together a marketing plan designed to sell the property quicklyand for the best price possible. Depending on the circumstances, that may ormay not include an Open House.
If you have questions about what would be involvedin a quick and successful sale of your home, contact me. I’d be happy to chatand answer your questions.