In modern real estate, things move much more quickly than they did a decade or two ago. Depending on how long you've been living in your current home, things may have changed dramatically since the last time you bought or sold a piece of real property. These days, thanks to the internet, potential buyers are able to do a lot of their research before even considering viewing a property. They can take a digital tour, look at floor plans and photographs of the rooms and the land around the home, and even look up what the last selling price for your home was (as well as other homes in your area).
With all of these changes, does it even make sense to have an open house when you list your property? We'll be exploring both sides of this issue over the next two weeks. This week, we'll be looking at the ways in which an open house can benefit you, as the seller.
Open Houses Bring Traffic
In days gone by, open houses used to be the primary way in which a seller's agent or seller themselves could reach out to and connect with potential buyers, as well as buyer's agents. These days, with digital listings and free online classifieds, there are many more ways for potential buyers (and their agents) to find and look into your property. However, especially if you're going to be selling more than one property or your home is on the more expensive side of average in your community, an open house can draw the right buyers and agents who represent buyers with the purchasing power to make your home their own. Having an open house, even an open house that is only available to buyer's agents and other Realtors, can improve the odds of having your home snapped up more quickly.
Open Houses Give Instant Feedback
One of the best things about an open house is that it allows the seller or their agent to get immediate feedback on pricing, staging, and other factors from those with the greatest insights: potential buyers and their agents. Having an open house the first weekend that your home is on the market can help you fine tune your listing, your staging, and even your pricing to make the property more attractive to potential buyers.
Let Pyxis Realty Help You Sell Your House!
Selling a house, from completing the listing documents to staging the property for any open houses you may schedule, can be a very stressful process. Between the scheduling and the paperwork, it can become a full-time job in an of itself. Instead of struggling to handle everything on your own, call or email the team at Pyxis Realty today. Not only will we handle all the details and documents, we'll help make sure that your home is priced and marketed properly! When you're ready to sell your home, work with some of the best West Michigan Realtors: the team at Pyxis Realty.