Let’s be honest for one second. Selling a house is a pain.
And the worst part?
Hosting an open house. These events can be torture. How do you even set one up? Here are the biggest hassles of hosting an open house.
Clean every nook and cranny. There should be no dust, no pet hair, no human hair, no crumbs, no scratches, and absolutely no signs of life in the house. You should be able to perform surgery on the floor if need be. Hide any medicines that may still be in the house. The list is endless
So, you need to clean up outside as well. The lawn should be well-manicured and green. If it’s winter, invest in fertilizer. If the grass is patchy, scruffy, or a mix of grass types, then re-sod the lawn.
Oh, and you should plant flowers, too. Those colorful bursts of life can enliven the dullness that is a front yard.
Having a clean home is not enough. You also need to present the home. Take any furniture that takes up too much space and get it out of the house. Move out any furniture that may inhibit the flow of rooms or otherwise hinder visitor movement. Make sure that all guests can make their way through your home.
No pets. Your beloved animal offspring must go somewhere else. They cannot be on the property during the open house. Most of the reasons are legitimate and reasonable, but that doesn’t make it any less of a hassle.
Put Up Signs
Once the house is clean, garden planted, and pets are removed, the event needs to be advertised. And that means signs.
Make sure to put up signage for the open house. You need to find high-traffic areas where interested parties will stop, read the sign, note that time and date, and then show up on the day. Driving around to put up signs is possibly the biggest hassle next to removing your pets.
Open Your House to Hordes of Strangers
Running the event itself is time consuming and even a bit dangerous. There are tons of people that walk through the house, and some of those people may want to take rather than buy. Realtors can coach the sellers to protect their assets, but that’s not always a guarantee. While crime isn’t always a problem, it’s a big enough problem that Realtors worry about their safety.
With all of these hassles of hosting an open house, would it not be better to skip the whole thing altogether? Surely you can sell a home without an open house.
Well, there is one super simple way. If you want to skip the open house process, call a cash buyer. Contact Us or fill out the form on our website – we are more than happy to help you move quickly through the home selling process.