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Preparing Your Home For an Open House

Every real estate agent knows: more exposure for a property equals more feet in the door, which translates to more and sometimes higher offers. There are many different ways to increase awareness of your listing, so to help sellers identify the best strategies for them, real estate brokerage firm Redfin recently sought out opinions from leading real estate professionals and home staging experts. The result is an article with 19 curated strategies that home sellers and realtors can use when preparing for open houses and showings.

Due to its success in helping numerous St. Louis-area Redfin realtors sell listings quickly and for high offers, Staging That Sells was asked to be one of the contributors to this article. Our suggestion for generating excitement about your property was to provide buyers with a neighborhood perspective! In this day and age,reviews are critical for generating sales – we gravitate to buying products or services from those with stellar reputations, and appreciate when others can provide feedback or referrals to strengthen our buying decisions. When it comes to large purchases, such as a car or a home, we’re even more diligent in doing our research to ensure that we’re making the right choice. Knowing this, it can be a fantastic idea to collect feedback from neighbors about what they love about living in the neighborhood. Use those opinions to create hand out sheets that prospects and visitors can take with them.

To view our tip and all of the others, check out the full Redfin article on preparing your home for an open house.