Spring and summer are the two busiest reasons for the real estate market. Many homeowners are trying to take advantage of the homebuyers who are looking to move before the start of the next school year. But with so many people buying and selling in the same market, it could mean your house goes stale. One way to boost your home’s traffic is to host a summer open house. So before you open the doors to the public, let’s take a moment to talk about some tips to make your open house a haven for potential buyers.
Make It a Cooling Oasis
Maryland summers tend to get hot and muggy outside with temperatures ranging from the low 80’s to the high 90’s. So a few hours before the open house, get your home ready by cooling it down. Turning the air conditioner on automatic will allow your home to stay a cool 70 degrees. Nothing is worse than walking into a house that is stuffy and hot. Cooling off your home will allow buyers to form a good impression of your house and to linger in the cool air, possibly putting in an offer. If your home doesn’t have central air, turn on fans throughout your home to cool it off and run your window units as much as possible.
Provide Refreshing Drinks for Buyers and Agents
Nothing will make a buyer feel more at home than having a nice cool drink as they walk through your home. Having chilled bottles of water, iced tea, and juice boxes for the kids will let buyers linger in your home and feel relaxed yet revitalized as they walk through your home.
Provide Shade and Comfort
Nothing says summer like backyard barbecues. But no one wants to sit outside when the sun is beating down on them. Think about providing your visitors with shade outside so they can look over the outside of your home in comfort. Raise your outdoor umbrella or awning to add shade and a new set of patio furniture to complete the space.
These are just some of the things you can do to make your visitors feel comfortable while attending your open house. Remember the little touches before you open your home. For more information on selling your home this summer, call Simply Referable today!
Hosting a Summer Open House with Simply Referable
Together, with your Simply Referable team, you’ll cut the right deal for the right price with qualified guidance every step of the way. Every team member is committed to selling your home and forming a lasting bond with your family. Thanks to our roots in the Maryland/DC region, we can help you find your dream home. Contact us online and give us a call at 410-983-9045. To see some of the stunning homes we work with, follow Simply Referable on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest, YouTube, and LinkedIn.