Chapter 7
Open Up! Hosting an Open House
In This Chapter
• The do or don’t dilemma
• Best time to hold
• Open house preparation checklist
• Success secrets
Hosting an open house is one way to entice potential buyers inside to check out your home’s best features. An open house can also help get the word out about your home—the more people who have seen it, the more word-of-mouth exposure you can earn. But they can also be a two-hour waste of time. This chapter will help you determine whether open houses are for you.
Agents frequently host open houses not so much in the hopes of landing a buyer for the home being shown, but to meet folks who may not already have an agent representing them. Because you’re only interested in selling your home, you’ll ...

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