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Whatever your reason may be for selling your property, the important thing to focus on is how to generate attention toward your house and get a really good offer. This is a challenging task considering the conditions of the real estate industry. However, with the right strategies, you can overcome the hurdles  of property selling in the current real estate environment.

One of the most effective strategies to use if you wish to attract a large number of potential buyers is an open house event. An open house provides the perfect opportunity to show off the property and draw in people who are truly interested to buy.

This event will require you to invest a bit more in the property. Along with that, you will need to put some work into promoting the event. The good news is that you can trust that the extra work will yield a good return, especially if you have decided to take the advice of real estate agents on how to boost property values through repairs, styling and gaining an understanding of what buyers are looking for.

So, do you want to ensure the success of your open house? Here are the best selling tips from the top estate agents in Bolton.

1. Get the word out there.

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Attract a bigger crowd for the event by listing your open house on trusted local websites and even social media sites. Likewise, send out flyers around your neighborhood and get in touch with local business establishments to see if they will allow you to post your flyers on their events boards.

Property agents also recommend advertising in the newsletters, public boards and local newspapers in the community and the local organizations, churches and civic groups there.

2. Gather all the important details about the property.

An open house event will have you answering a bunch of queries about the property. Make sure that you have all the documents handy and you have studied them thoroughly. This will allow you to properly educate anybody who is interested in buying.

The most important details that you need to get down are unique amenities, community profile, and up and coming developments in your locality that may influence the market value of the properties around.

3. Stage your home like a pro.

Use Hollywood magic to turn your property into the ideal investment for buyers. Tackle repairs and create a beautiful scene for the different parts of the house as well as the outdoors. You can hire professional stagers for the job and invest in the services of a landscaping company to elevate the overall style and value of the property.

The main idea when you stage is you want buyers to believe that what you are offering them is perfect. So, make sure there is nothing about the property that will make them think otherwise.

It’s important to mention as well that proper home staging can further increase the selling price of your home. Have your property agent see the final result before the open house and find out the difference your effort made in boosting the property value.

4. Prepare eye-catching signs for the open house.

Make the signs really nice and lit. Invest in LED strip lights to draw attention to the signs that will lead interested folks to the open house.

5. Make it a friendly and memorable event.

Go the extra mile in making your open house a fun social event. Creating a good impression on buyers can be quite beneficial in influencing them to buy. On a hot day, serve some chilled beverages. And if the weather’s nippy, opt for hot cocoa.

A side advantage you can derive here is even if you do not find the perfect buyer at the event, there will be some who came that can spread the word about your provision. You can be certain that they will have positive words about you, the seller, and the property.

There you have it, smart property selling tips if you are considering an open house. Implement these and you can be sure the event will be a huge buzz in your community. And with the buzz created, you automatically increase the chance of finding the perfect property buyer.


Sally Jones is a Director and Co-Founder of The Purple Property Shop, an award-winning estate agent serving Bolton, Bury and the surrounding areas of North West England. The Purple Property Shop was founded in 2010 and quickly grew to become one of Bolton’s leading estate agents, specialising in residential property sales, property lettings, and management.

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