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Guide to Selling Property

Jun 11, 2008
An open house event is fantastic for both the buyer and seller. It allows the seller a great opportunity to show off their home, and it also gives the buyer a chance to view the home. Buyers really like to look around homes at open house events, many offers are made at such an event. Open houses are basically sales presentations. To have a successful open house event there are some important things that you need to do.

You need to spend some time cleaning, make sure that the house is spotless. This includes appliances, so make sure your cooker is spotless too! If you don't have enough time to devote to cleaning your house then hire someone to do it. It is well worth having your house clean as it will increase the number of offers you will get. It can be very difficult to live in the house and keep it clean, however you have to try. Make sure your home looks like a brand new show home!

Make sure there are no strange or horrible smells around your home. Buyers will notice smells before anything else, make sure you inspect any potential causes of odor to make sure they're not causing a problem.

Another area you need to concentrate on is clutter. Clutter really annoys and puts of many buyers. It's not very nice to see piles of junk everywhere. Make sure you put all of your small kitchen gadgets away, don't leave them on the countertops. Remove any trinkets, including photos if you have lots of them. You don't want people to see the house with all of your things in, rather you want them to see it with their things in.

If possible get rid of any furniture that isn't essential so that the room looks bigger. Every buyer will prefer a spacious room rather than a tiny room. Store any junk well out of sight in boxes. If you think you could live without something then consider selling it at a garage sale. If you really can't bear to part with anything then hire a storage unit to store your 'junk'!

You can make your home much more inviting by baking bread or cookies. Using candles can also make your home look much more elegant, along with music they could work wonders. You want to show people that your home is somewhere that they could live.

You need to be prepared to show people around your home at any time, even the same day when they book. You could put them off to another day, however being flexible really does work. Buyers live hectic lifestyles and may not be able to spare any more time to see your house. Who knows they might really like it!

It is actually better if you are not there when people are looking around your house. Houses are very personal and so people will feel uncomfortable, especially if they have to discuss what to do. You want to allow them plenty of opportunity to view the house properly, this way they might fall in love with your house!
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Linden Walhard writes articles for the most part for http://www.alicante-spain.com , a web page on houses for sale costa blanca spain and property prices costa blanca. You might see his comments on property for sale in costa blanca on his site.
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