Summary: Putting your house on the market is no easy task. Perfecting the house tour can help you show off the house and get potential buyers interested.
A lot of work goes into selling a house. Cleaning the house up, setting a competitive price, and finding potential buyers are just a few of the numerous steps any person seeking to sell their house needs to pay close attention to. Some say that first impressions last. For most people, the house tour is where they will see the house in-person for the first time. Follow some simple tips to nail this crucial process.
Stage the House
The whole point of having a house tour is to showcase the features of the house and get people interested in moving there. You can hire a company or stage the house yourself to help make it look more attractive. Cleaning your house, putting in a cushion replacement to match the artwork on the wall, and coming up with a general layout that can help visitors imagine what life in your house would be like.
Have a List
There is more than one way to put on a house tour. Some may prefer having an open house where anyone can come by to take a look at the property. You may prefer to have each visitor go one at a time so you can easily answer questions and give each party space. Either way, keeping a contact list of visitors and directing them to your application will help keep the negotiations going.
Keep It Clean
Lastly, when you are expecting guests you need to keep the house clean. You do not want to run the risk of a guest getting dirt on that couch you bought from The Foam Factory during one of your tours. Have guests take their shoes off and do not allow food or drinks to keep property spotless throughout the day.