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5 ways to nail presentation for an open home

By Kevin Kelly

An open home can be a somewhat stressful time. We've spoken before about how to get the most out of your open home in Bunbury, but there are a few little things you can address to present your property in its best light. Here's five examples.

1) Separate house from home

When we think about our own houses, we don't think of them objectively. When we look at our house, we see a structure, yes, but we also see the personal touches we've made and the intangible things too – the memories made and relationships fostered within the house.

As you're about to sell, it's time to get in the frame of mind that you are moving on. Separate the home you have built from the house that it's in, this way, you're presenting a blank canvas to potential buyers. 

2) Landscaping and maintenance

We doubt you need to be told that it's time to address all those little jobs around the house. Trim the hedges, waterblast the concrete, steam-clean the carpet and so on.

If you're giving the lawn or plants a little bit of an overhaul, here's an additional tip. Plant some yellow flowers (or even get some pot plants) around the front of the property. Invoking hope and happiness, yellow helps potential buyers can make a subconscious connection.

3) Make it easy to identify

You'll likely have your street number on either the letterbox or around your front door. Step outside to the street and see if the numbers are clearly visible. When your open home begins, you want your guests to feel as though they have arrived. If the house is more easy to identify then it's easier to remember.

4) Thoroughfares

Consider the way foot traffic will move through your house. Maybe, your sense of interior design relies on open spaces and minimal furniture. In this case, you're probably good to go. But if your Bunbury home is a little more cluttered and "full", you might want to consider rearranging some of the furniture to make the walk-through a bit easier.

5) Spruce up your doorway

A welcome mat seems like a fairly small thing, but it does a lot for presentation. A mat also helps to establish a welcoming environment from the very moment a potential buyer enters your house. We know that first impressions count, and a welcome mat offers an inexpensive way to provide a great introduction to your house.

Interested in finding out more about how an open home works? For more advice on selling your real estate in Bunbury, get in contact with the team at Ray White today.

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