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Hosting Your Home Tours

Hosting Open Houses

'Open House” Posting. Part of our “Create a Sign” Series.Once you place your house on the market you should consider hosting open houses to help spark interest in your home. Open house events are usually hosted on the weekends in the afternoon. To get ready for an open house you should consider cleaning your home, staging important rooms, and setting out a few baked treats as an added incentive. Placing signs near busy intersections in your neighborhood is a great way to help attract potential home buyers. When people begin visiting your home, it isn't a bad idea to ask for their name and address in case you want to send them a flyer to remind them of the house you have for sale.

To help you with the open house, your agent will promote it on the Internet and send you some extra "open house" signs.

Hosting Private Tours

More serious buyers may ask for a private tour of the home. Your 24HourBrokers agent will list itself as the agent to contact if someone is interested in scheduling a tour, but we will also list your information as a secondary contact.

In many cases, a buyer will be represented by a traditional buyer's agent. This person is paid a commission of the sale to accompany his or her client on various tours of homes. If a buyer's agent will be present, he or she will typically call to arrange a viewing and may ask for the lockbox code to show your home without your being there. All you will have to do is make sure the home is in a presentable condition so the potential buyer gets the best impression possible.

If your prospective buyers doesn't have an agent, you may want to consider hosting the tour yourself. It is completely reasonable to ask in advance if the buyer has been pre-approved for the price of the property so you know the person is both reputable and prepared.

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