Alright, its Open House day! You've followed the 4 previous steps, and now its time for just a few more tips to make the Open House a HUGE success.........
1. Make the home generic. If you have a lot of family photos, consider swapping them out with organic/genetic photos. Psychologically, if a family see's all your valuable memories on the wall, they may not want to "take you out of that home". You want visitors to view the home as theirs, and not someone else's.
2. Set the table for dinner. Even if its onlly going to be a pizza, put out your best set of dinnerware. It will add a touch of class, and people will associate that to the entire property.
3. New doormat. Buyers will know almost instantly whether they will be interested in your home. First impressions are everything. A nice new doormat will show pride of ownership, and be a subtle image enhancing the first impression.
4. Go for coffee and let the Realtor show the home. It can be very uncomfortable for buyers to walk througha home with the seller following right behind. Trust in your Realtor, that he/she has the knowledge and expertise to answer all questions about the property.