Although your real estate agent is likely to take the lead with an open house, you may still want to attend the open house as a home seller. If you decide that you want to be there to greet potential home buyers yourself, prepare to wow them in every way possible. After all, if you dazzle home buyers and they feel comfortable imagining themselves as the owners of your home, they may be more moved to make a serious offer on your real estate. Prepare these conversation starters to welcome them and start a dialogue about you home.
Ask a Fun, Home-Related Question
Home buyers may be insecure and worried about the impression that they make on you as a home seller. When you break the ice by asking a fun home-related question, you can help their minds focus on something other than nerves, and it can lead to a more relaxed showing. Some fun, home related question you may want to ask include:
- They say that everyone's home décor taste can mirror a famous artist. Which artist best represents your style?
- If you could invite three people from history to the first dinner in your new home, who would you choose?
- What are some ways that you think a house truly does become a home?
These questions don't put pressure on the home buyer to reveal very personal information, and they can be comfortable to answer if the buyers ask you to answer the question, too.
Dazzle Potential Home Buyers with Trivia About the Home or the Area
You need to know your home and the area that surrounds it. When you have lived in a place for a long time, it can be easy to take it for granted. However, when you prepare your home for sale, you need to try to look at it with fresh eyes.
Do research online and at your local library. You may also decide to visit a local chamber of commerce. Gather as much facts as possible, then make a list of the most interesting trivia facts that you can talk about when showing your home.
Finally, keep in mind that it is in your best interests to provide a warm welcome to the home buyers that come to check out your property. Also, remember that they want to fall in love with your house. It will make them happy if your house just happens to be their dream home, and their search can come to an end. When you appear comfortable, you will help home buyers feel at ease, too. That can create a win-win situation for everyone.