Catherine Albiani - Sales Associate - CENTURY 21 Commonwealth | Winchester, MA


As a home seller, you'll want to do whatever you can to prepare your residence for an open house. By doing so, you can transform your ordinary home into an exceptional one, thereby increasing the likelihood of making an unforgettable first impression on large groups of open house guests.

What does it take to get a residence ready for an open house? Here are three tips to help you update your home, and ultimately, host a memorable open house.

1. Declutter Your Home as Much as Possible

If your hallways, bedrooms and other home areas are loaded with clutter, now is the perfect time to get rid of various unnecessary items. That way, you can show off the true size and beauty of your living space.

For those who have antiques, photographs and other items they want to keep, it may be worthwhile to rent a storage unit. Or, friends and family members may be able to hold on to some of your belongings until you sell your house.

On the other hand, if there are items you need to eliminate immediately, you can always host a yard sale or list items online. You may be able to donate items that are in good condition to local charities as well.

2. Perform Home Exterior Maintenance

Let's face it – no one wants to buy a home with a messy front lawn or cracked siding. However, a home seller who allocates the necessary time and resources to identify home exterior issues can resolve such problems without delay.

Spend some time evaluating your house's exterior – you'll be glad you did. With a close look at your home's exterior, you can establish home maintenance priorities.

Then, get to work. Perform all necessary home exterior repairs, and you can boost your home's chances of making a positive first impression on homebuyers who visit during an open house.

3. Collaborate with a Real Estate Agent

When it comes to preparing for an open house, there's a lot to consider. Fortunately, a real estate agent can help you keep things in perspective and ensure your open house is an instant success.

A real estate agent will teach you everything you need to know about an open house. He or she will offer expert tips to help you get your residence ready for an open house, along with provide insights into what you should expect following the event's completion.

Of course, a real estate agent is happy to help you at each stage of the home selling journey too. This housing market professional will do whatever it takes to help you list a home, price it accordingly and promote it to the right groups of homebuyers consistently.

Make your open house a joyous occasion for both you and potential homebuyers. Use the aforementioned tips, and a home seller can revamp a house's interior and exterior and ensure a residence makes a long-lasting impression on homebuyers.



91 High St, Reading, MA 01867

Single-Family

$549,000
Price

6
Rooms
3
Beds
1/1
Full/Half Baths
Prepare to fall in love with this charming home in an outstanding location. Large front porch welcomes you in to the generous slate foyer. Front to back family room and dining room wrap around to the kitchen and half bath to make entertaining a breeze. Spring can't come soon enough with the direct access to the rear deck and fenced-in back yard. The second floor features three bedrooms, an office and tiled full bath with tub. Need more space? Don't miss the newly finished lower level with exterior access, plush carpeting, laundry and storage. Newer heating system(<1year), hot water heater and electric. A truly great home! Conveniently located next to the train station, public library and town center. Don't miss out!!!
Open House
Sunday
February 23 at 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM
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An open house offers an excellent opportunity for a seller to showcase his or her residence to a large group of buyers. As such, it is important for a seller to plan ahead for an open house. If a seller devotes time and energy to prepare for an open house, his or her residence may make a positive impression on buyers.

Ultimately, there are several things that sellers need to consider before they host an open house, such as:

1. Home Interior and Exterior

A home's interior and exterior must dazzle buyers during an open house. Otherwise, a home is unlikely to make a long-lasting impression on a buyer.

To upgrade a house's interior, a seller should clean each room. Mop the floors, wipe down countertops and ensure each room is neat and tidy. Also, professional home cleaning companies are available that can help a seller quickly remove dirt, dust and debris from his or her residence.

Meanwhile, to upgrade a home's exterior, a seller should repair any damaged or cracked siding. If a seller requires extra assistance, he or she can reach out to local home improvement professionals to perform house exterior repairs as well.

2. Lawn Care

A home's messy, weed-filled lawn is unlikely to garner buyers' attention. In fact, this lawn may prove to be an instant turn-off to buyers when they attend an open house.

For sellers, it can be quick and easy to enhance a home's lawn. By mowing the lawn, trimming the hedges and performing other lawn care tasks, a seller can transform a drab lawn into a stunning one.

A seller should continue to take care of his or her lawn throughout the house selling cycle, too. If a home has an amazing lawn, this residence may capture buyers' attention, regardless of when a seller hosts an open house.

3. Clutter

Antiques, knick-knacks and various decorations may fill your house, but these items may appear to be "clutter" in the eyes of homebuyers. Therefore, you may want to put your personal belongings into storage before you host an open house. This will allow you to keep your personal items safe during an open house. At the same time, it will help buyers envision what life could be like if they purchase your residence.

Preparing for an open house sometimes can be difficult. Thankfully, you can hire a real estate agent who can help you plan for any open house, at any time.

A real estate agent can provide recommendations to help you prepare for an open house. Plus, he or she can share buyers' feedback following an open house and ensure you can make your residence into an attractive option for buyers.

Ready to host an open house? Consider the aforementioned factors, and you can get ready for an upcoming open house. And as a result, you can boost the likelihood that an open house leads to multiple offers to purchase your residence.



23 West St, Woburn, MA 01801

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Home for the Holidays! This extensively renovated home has everything you have been waiting to love. Open concept living area begs for entertaining. Beautiful kitchen with quartz counters and over-sized island, living room with picture window, centralized dining room and family room with exterior access to rear yard. Three bedrooms all with hardwood floors including the master bedroom with beautifully tiled en-suite bath. A few steps down from the amazing main living area you will find a surprisingly large playroom and entry from the over-sized one car attached garage. No expense was spared when renovating this warm, bright and inviting home. New Roth Oil Tank, New Floors, 2 New Bathrooms, New Laundry area just outside the bedrooms, New Kitchen, New windows, New doors, New exterior siding...the list goes on and on. Don't miss out on this outstanding opportunity. Open House Saturday 1-2:30pm & Sunday 11:30-1pm.
Open House
Saturday
November 16 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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23 West St, Woburn, MA 01801

Single-Family

$529,900
Price

8
Rooms
3
Beds
2
Baths
Home for the Holidays! This extensively renovated home has everything you have been waiting to love. Open concept living area begs for entertaining. Beautiful kitchen with quartz counters and over-sized island, living room with picture window, centralized dining room and family room with exterior access to rear yard. Three bedrooms all with hardwood floors including the master bedroom with beautifully tiled en-suite bath. A few steps down from the amazing main living area you will find a surprisingly large playroom and entry from the over-sized one car attached garage. No expense was spared when renovating this warm, bright and inviting home. New Roth Oil Tank, New Floors, 2 New Bathrooms, New Laundry area just outside the bedrooms, New Kitchen, New windows, New doors, New exterior siding...the list goes on and on. Don't miss out on this outstanding opportunity. Open House Saturday 1-2:30pm & Sunday 11:30-1pm.
Open House
Saturday
November 16 at 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
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Location: 23 West St, Woburn, MA 01801    Get Directions

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