If you are planning for your own open house in Costa Mesa, you won’t have much trouble finding good advice. Here’s a quick list of what you’ll find:
• Don’t leave your pet behind
• Don’t forget the yard
• If you’re not confident in your house cleaning ability, trust that instinct (hire a pro)!
• It’s the kitchen, stupid (really: don’t leave dirty dishes in the sink)
• Clear out the medicine cabinet
• Fresh bath towels
These are all sound pieces of advice¬¬ (although the medicine cabinet one should be more comprehensive: any valuable items should also be packed away). It’s why you’ll find some variation of those pointers on just about everyone’s ‘Top Ten Tips for Holding an Open House.’
There are also some open house tips that may not apply to every Costa Mesa open house, but which deserve to be in the running anyway. One good idea syncs with the last bullet point: white-out the bathroom. Instead of just seeing that the towels are fresh, use fluffy white ones that you only bring out for your open house or other showing. White and fluffy = fresh and bright to most people. If your Costa Mesa home has a shower curtain, consider whether replacing it with a white one might be worth the effort as well.
Another tip is to turn on every lamp, flip every switch, check every faucet, flush every toilet. Picture a house visit that’s going really well—then is interrupted when a switch doesn’t work or a faucet leak can’t be stopped. Every agent knows what happens: they flip the switch back and forth three or four times (or use both hands trying to turn the faucet)—and the conversation is immediately derailed while they fiddle with the single tiny mishap. Those kinds of events plant doubt in anyone’s mind: it’s unreasonable, but human nature. As a side corollary, don’t run your facility check five minutes before the open house begins. A failed overhead light means hunting down a ladder, finding a replacement bulb, etc.; a faucet leak or running toilet, much longer to fix.
An extra tip is to give the floors special attention. If you have taken good care of beautiful floors by protecting them with throw and Costa Mesa rugs, unless they are themselves showpieces, you’ll probably do well to roll them up temporarily. Wide Costa Mesas of open hardwood flooring can be a real selling point.
Every Costa Mesa open house and showing appointment is its own special event—one that that calls for some preparations that are unique to your property. We can help with this: being able to call upon experienced ‘eyes on the target’ is one of the benefits my clients are able to rely on. Call us!
Weichman Realtors is a full service real estate agency located in the heart of #CostaMesa offering a wide-array of custom services to meet their clients’ needs with roots in the community since 1976. It’s Weichman’s mission to provide trusted, convenient, responsive service to ensure clients enjoy their real estate experience. Weichman Realtors was originally formed to offer personal, concierge-level service as an alternative to the large, nationally based real estate companies. From its small beginnings of only two employees, Weichman Realtors has grown to a full staff of 20 serving over 300 clients a year.
Weichman Realtors is not limited to serving just its clients; it is also committed to serving the community. Not only has Weichman donated hundreds of hours to many area charities, they have also received the prestige of being named one of the #toprealestatecompaniesinCosta Mesa
If you’re interested in #buyingorsellinginOrangeCounty, turn to the experts. Turn to Weichman Realtors and let them help you make your real estate buying or selling dreams come true. For more information or to get started on finding or selling your home contact Weichman Realtors today at 714-444-4663 or email us at email@example.com