It is summertime and the living is easy. It’s the perfect time to sell your College Station home. The weather is nice, people are out and about, and it’s the perfect time to throw an AMAZING open house. There are many ways you can take advantage of the warm temperatures and long days. Here are just a few ideas in our:
“Guide to Throwing a Summer Open House in College Station!”
Throw A Party!
The days are long and the evenings are warm, certainly everyone would love a backyard BBQ or block party. You can invite your neighbors, open the doors and let everyone know the house is available! It is possible that your neighbors have friends looking to buy! And the idea that they can pick their neighbors themselves will make them very interested. Doing this is a very good way of letting people you know you want to sell your home. By throwing parties, people become relaxed and they feel at home. It is much less stuffy than a traditional open house. And depending on how tightly-knit your neighborhood is, throwing a block party might give you one last hurrah with your neighbors, making it a good way to start the goodbye process. BBQ outside, and welcome everyone into your home!
What Should You Eat?
There are a ton of unique and easy things you can make. If you are going all out with the backyard party, it the perfect time to fire up the grill. You can create a homely feeling by doing this, making them feel like they are hanging out in their own new backyard. If you do this, they will be able to picture themselves there as having fun and being entertained by friends.
Serve cool drinks and snacks if you prefer the traditional open house, since it is easy to eat. Remember that you also don’t want anything messy spilling on the carper in your entry way. In the backyard, you can serve fresh lemonade juice and watermelon salad. Better still, you can have one of your own favorites such as a caprese on a stick, but make sure it is not left out too long. Don’t serve something that can spoil because you don’t want people falling sick if you want a successful open house.
Highlight the Yard!
People love being outside, so even if you only have a small patio, use it. This does not mean that you should neglect the interior or yard. With few flowers, you can brighten up a dull place and this could be very amazing. You should consider getting a few things, such as a hammock, or a water feature if you have a bigger area. You want to make your yard a place people will like to hang out in. If you are in a family-orientated area, add something fun the kids will love. (Make sure the sale agreement states if these items will come with the home or not so there is no confusion.)
De-cluttering is the best tip for any open house at any time of the year. You want to people to be relaxed in your home and have fun. If your stuff is all over the place, people will see themselves as intruding your space, instead of feeling they are in their in their own space. This is not what you want. Instead, you want them to instantly feel like they are at home. So take your time to take down family pictures and put away the paperwork on your desk. You can replace pictures with nice art pieces and more neutral items.
Are you interested in throwing a fun and unique open house! We have all sorts of tips for making your open house stand out! When you are ready to sell your College Station house, send us a message or give us a call! We can’t wait to talk to you!