(Today’s post is part three in our series on open houses. Be sure to read parts one and two before jumping into this post.)
Over the past couple weeks, we’ve looked at some of the advantages and drawbacks to hosting an open house for your Redlands CA home. In today’s post, we’ll apply these principles to the Redlands CA real estate market. This post will help you decide whether an open house is a good move for you.
Reviewing the Pros and Cons
First, the pros: by holding an open house for your home, you’ll achieve greater exposure for your property. You’ll also create a lower-pressure environment where prospective buyers can view your home without the pressure of having to face one or more real estate agents one on one. And an open house is real and physical: in an age of screen-staring Zillow zombies, the physical presence of an in-person open house can make a large impact.
At the same time, some properties simply don’t need an open house to sell, due to a strong market, high visibility, quality of listing, or low price. There’s also the possibility of damage or theft: any time you open your home to the masses, stuff can go wrong or just plain go missing. Lastly, you’ll have to deal with neighbors and others who crowd your open house when they have no intention whatsoever to buy.
Working Through the Pros and Cons
So: should you hold an open house for your Redlands CA home? If the market’s hot and your home is highly visible, probably not. If your home has been on the market for a while and isn’t selling, then absolutely.
Ultimately, only you and your agent can decide. Work through our lists of pros and cons with your agent. The ones that apply most to your situation will likely answer this question for you.
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