Open House Process

Open Houses can be a great way to generate some buzz about your home.  When you are selling by owner, you can ask your Premier Flat Fee to announce your Open House on the MLS and it would be populated to over 750 sites including the MLS and

It is recommended that you announce your open house at a minimum of 3 days but preferably a week in advance to give prospective buyers a chance to schedule it into their day.

Here is a guide to follow when hosting an open house.

Step 1: Visit other open houses in your neighborhood and surrounding areas. …

If you have never help and open house before, visiting an open house is a great way to see how a realtor does it.

Step 2: Prepare a property flyer. …

This should include one picture of the house along with major property detains such as number of bedrooms, bathrooms, square footage and lot size, asking price. Don’t forget to include your contact info such as phone number, name and email address.

Step 3: Prepare and stage the home. …

The less clutter around the better.  Make sure you get the kids out of the house and keep dogs away during the open house. Clean home along with windows and glass doors.

Step 4: Spread the word. …         

Premier Flat Fee can announce your open house on the MLS and it will be shared to all major real estate sites such as Zillow, Trulia, and many more.

Step 5: Be a gracious host. …

Be friendly and welcoming.  Answer any questions buyers might have without being too sales oriented.  Help potential buyers imagine themselves living there.  For example, if you have ample room in the backyard for a pool, let them know it would be great for entertaining with ample room to add a pool.

Have visitors sign in with name, phone number and email address to follow-up with them.

Step 6: Follow up.

Give every visitor a call a day or two later to get some feedback.  Even they don’t end up making a offer, this is a great way to get some feedback from prospective buyers in the area such as price.