A successful open house means making the best possible impression on your would-be buyers while making them forget the other houses they just saw. But how do you do that?
Stage It. As discussed previously on this site, staging your home puts the best face on your home. It says, “Here I am. I’m clean, I’m neat, and I look good. Don’t you think so, too?”
Don’t be there. As much as you want to be there to see the people nosing around your house, you don’t want to be. It’s just too awkward. Let your real estate agent do the talking, explaining, dreaming about all the possibilities out loud—the things you would do if you were there. Which you won’t be, right?