||Make sure everyone who attends the open
house leaves with a flyer that lists your price and describes the
||Hold your Open House on a Sunday or Saturday. Make
sure your Open House is not competing with major sporting events
on T.V. or in the community.
|| Be sure to have a guest book to get the name and
address of everyone who attends.
||Make notes, jot down positive impressions and comments,
and make sure you can get back to people who show interest. This
becomes especially important if you lower your price or change
terms later on.
||You may want to have blank sales contracts in case
someone wants to buy your home.
||Put up an Open House sign in your front yard. Attach
balloons to draw special attention to your yard sign. If you are
on an extra-quiet street, place directional signs at intersections
leading in from the main streets.
||Freshly baked cookies or bread is always nice. The
aroma fills the house and creates a wonderful atmosphere.
||Anyone can show his or her home, but if you are
truly reclusive, hire a gregarious relative or friend to help host
your Open House.
||Be sure to through in a few innocent questions while
showing the house such as: "Are you planning on buying within
the next two or three months?" "Have you applied for
a mortgage ?"