With so much information available digitally about homes that are for sale, when people show up in person to an open house it’s most likely because they think this is the home for them – especially Millennial buyers. As a real estate agent, it’s your job to have them spend as much time as possible at your open house so they fall in love with the property. Here are 10 tips to throw the best open house this Fall to help you close the sale.
Your attendees may have a bit of a chill, so after making sure the thermostat is set to a welcoming temperature, set the tone with a welcoming environment. Fall-scented candles and a few glass bowls of cinnamon-scented pine cones or jars with cinnamon sticks can make even the most sparsely decorated rooms feel cozy. If the home has a fireplace or two, go ahead and light a fire. Also, place a few throw blankets casually across the furniture.
Pumpkin Spice Lattes
Heading to Starbucks for lattes could get expensive, and they might be cold by the time your guests arrive. But you can make your own quickly and serve hot at a fraction of the cost. Pick up a Zulay Power Frother Set from Amazon. This handy tool is just $19.99, is portable, and easy to use and clean. Brew a pot of coffee, pour it into a mug, froth your milk and top with a generous sprinkling of McKormick Pumpkin Pie Spice. Your open house attendees will be impressed by your barista skills while you tout the benefits of the home’s kitchen.
No Tricks, But Yes Treats
If you’re not one to whip up a batch of Pumpkin Spice Snickerdoodles, stop by the bakery closest to your home for sale for some cookies and an apple pie. Attendees could snack on cookies while they’re exploring their new home, or you could invite them to sit with you for a slice of pie and coffee. This gives you plenty of time to ask questions about their family and what drew them to the home. All of these answers will help you customize their tour, getting you closer to a contract. You can also go into details about the neighborhood when you talk about the bakery where you got the delicious treats!
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