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Open House in Toronto: How To Make it a Successful One

Typically most sales representatives will recommend a variety of ways to market your house; if an open house was one of those options, here are some suggestions to help make it remarkably successful.


There are four essential steps to follow for a successful Open House; Planning, Presentation and Promotion are the first three.


Once completed, the 4th and final step is to cross your fingers and hope for good weather!

Holding a Successful Open House


As with the majority of things in real estate, planning is vital to your success. Consult your calendar and pick a date that won't interfere with other events that could divert your potential visitors, such as Super Bowl Sunday or Mother's Day!


Confer with your real estate professional for advice on strategies to present your house to its optimal advantage. Remember, when it comes to showing appeal, less is by far, more. You will want to create an atmosphere of spaciousness. This is accomplished by getting rid of the clutter to assist you in maximizing your space for the ultimate goal of getting top dollar for your home.


Having a garage sale, empty the closets and taking the opportunity to give items away to charity are all things you've most likely wanted to do anyways. Aside from making your home look great for showing, it'll give you considerably less to do on moving day!

Holding a Successful Open House

Remember, a house which looks well kept will create both a memorable and favourable impression (might as well be remembered for all the right reasons). Ensure you cut the grass or shovel the sidewalk as the season dictates. Be prepared for a little spot painting to perk up problem areas, such as: adding oil to squeaky hinges, tightening loose screws, and all the other little odds and sods that show your home is cared for.



Now it's time to begin promoting. Your real estate professional is the seasoned expert here, and can advise you what marketing strategies will be used such as: advertising in Home Guides, the newspaper, website promotion or even direct mail, your representative will effectively promote your event.


Did you know you can successfully add to the process by partnering in the promotion too? By posting notices on bulletin boards in supermarkets, libraries or community centers, social media, or any other way, you can spread the word and enhance the process, and potentially entice more showings, thus possibly more offers!


On Open House day, your representative will guide you on how to showcase your home to its ultimately best advantage, such as: leaving on all the lights, having a fire burning in the fireplace, coffee brewing and soft background music playing, all add to the ambience and make a welcoming and warm impression.

Moreover, as any real estate professional will tell you, the best thing that you can do to make your open house a resounding success is to... well, get out and stay out! All jesting aside, you'll get far better results (and possibly more offers) when your visitors feel free to poke about, linger, and ask very pointed questions of your real estate agent.


If you are present, they often feel constrained, and your sales representative may not even get the much needed opportunity to connect with the potential buyer, identify any concerns, and attempt to offer them options and solutions. So pack up the kids and the dog, and enjoy your day away (micro vacation) as you trust your real estate professional to do their job to perfection. After all, they are the experts!

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