Should I Have an Open House? | Smith Mountain Lake Real Estate – Debbie Shelton

Should I Have an Open House?

If you’ve recently listed your home with an agent, you may be wondering if having an open house will help sell your home faster. Reality real estate shows are forever following couples as they tour open houses in hopes of finding their dream home. In truth, you should rely on your Realtor® to help determine whether or not an open house is right for you.

 

Once you and your Realtor® entered into an agreement, he or she began putting their marketing and advertising wheels into motion. Trust that they have a tried-and-true method of putting your home in front of the right buyer. That’s not to say that hosting an open house isn’t on the list, but your agent certainly knows if and when an open house will best serve your interests.

 

Also, keep in mind that hosting an open house isn’t as easy and running a vacuum across the floor and setting out some bottled water. Your home needs to be staged: free of clutter, pets, and personal belongings that may deter the common buyer. Adding to the fact that you need to be offsite might make scheduling an open house more difficult to plan than you thought.

 

Bottom line: ask your Realtor® what their plans are for marketing your home. An experienced agent will be able to answer your question on the spot and give you peace of mind that your home is in the right hands.