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4 Simple Tips to Prepare Your Naples Home for an Open House


4 Simple Tips to Prepare Your Naples Home for an Open House

So, your house is on the market and you’re hoping that potential buyers fall in love. In order to make sure your property is properly prepared for prospective buyers before your open house, and that it stands out from other homes for sale in Naples, consider these four simple tips.

Preparation Tip #1: Invest in New Bathroom Towels and Accessories

As the saying goes, love is in the details. And when your home is on the market, every detail matters. That’s why it’s important to offer buyers a sense of luxury in your loo by giving it a spa-like atmosphere.

On open house day, this can mean staging the ensuite bath in your primary bedroom with items like plush towels and robes, loofah sponges, soaps, and candles. Consider adding plants for a lush vibe.

Do everything you can to make your bathroom feel like a destination so that when potential buyers visit your space they’ll feel like they’ve stepped into their own private retreat.

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Preparation Tip #2: Create Inviting Dining

Be sure to set your dining table on the day of your open house. Not only will potential buyers see how their families may dine, they’ll also be able to visualize how the might entertain guests.

And don’t forget spaces like breakfast bars. Make sure there’s seating and place settings there, too. House hunters will be able to imagine their family enjoying a leisurely breakfast on weekends, or the kids having an after school snack.

Be sure that your table decor fits with the theme and vibe of your interior design. (Do remember to keep things relatively neutral, though).

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Preparation Tip #3: Make Yourself Scarce

Throughout your open house there may be many individuals and families who cross the doors of your home. If you’re tempted to attend the event and introduce yourself to potential buyers, you’re wouldn’t be alone—many sellers would probably want to, too. Resist the temptation, though. It’s almost never a good idea. Your presence would likely inhibit buyers’ ability to freely express their opinions and feelings as they evaluate your home, and negatively impact their overall experience and impression of your residence.

But couldn’t you anonymously eavesdrop and hear firsthand what buyers have to say? Still not a good idea. Give your agent the space to freely discuss your property with house hunters.

While you’re away, be sure to carry your pets with you. A barking or roaming fur baby may be a turnoff for some homebuyers.

Preparation Tip #4: Get Rid of Odors

Before open house day, make sure the interior of your home smells fresh. However, avoid using things like incense, plugin air fresheners, and heavy aerosols, since their scents could be off-putting to some buyers.

Simply give your home a thorough cleaning and proper ventilation before the event.

REALTORS® Alexandra Janz and Juergen Haeringer Are Your Premiere Real Estate Brokers

At Alexandra Janz AJ International Group Naples, the team of Alexandra Janz & Juergen Haeringer, Broker Associates & Luxury Properties Specialists with William Raveis-Florida, LLC, help clients realize their dreams of purchasing a luxury home and basking in the glow of the Naples and Southwest Florida luxury lifestyle. Alexandra is not only an expert in the real estate market in Naples and Southwest Florida, but in international markets as well.

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