Debunking Open House Myths

Debunking Open House Myths

Living today is mostly about making the best choice from the number of options that you have. And a best choice always exists, it just doesn’t have to be the most popular one.

Open houses have been used as a way of marketing houses for sale in first person, and have shown to be successful in many notable cases. There exist some myths regarding open houses, however, which often overstate the amount of importance we attach to them. To sell your house fast, it is important that you are aware of these myths only after which you can make a rational decision about hosting one.

1. Open House is Necessary

For many buyers and even sellers in the market, this term ‘open house’ is still unheard of regardless of its obvious nature. There is nothing necessary about something that is so unheard of.

You can host an open house as a result of an advice from your agent or after holistically reviewing its need in the case of selling your house. Most successful transactions today do not credit open houses as their number one way of marketing. Private meetings, media, and blogs are more famously used today.

2. Security Risks are Not Involved

When you use an open house as a method to sell your house fast, you are, in a nutshell, allowing a number of strangers to come in to your house all around the week. It is not humanly possible for you to carry a background check on every individual entering your house in such times, and even if you could it would not be called an open house then.

Security risks are involved, and though such cases are rare, it is important that you practice laying your own safety net in the form of lockers, electronic passwords, and alertness. The world can be ruthless sometimes, so you must learn to operate at its level.

3. It Highly Benefits the Seller

There are plenty of chances that your open house can backfire, resulting in more loss than benefit. Your agent is the most benefiting part from an open house because that individual is able to get recognition as a professional real estate worker, and has a chance of getting more contracts later on.

You are allowing strangers into your house who can cause some problems, you might get called out for not maintaining the place resulting in buyers not taking your offer seriously, or anything unexpected can surface during these times. Your benefit is possible, but it is no guaranteed.

4. Only Serious Buyers Come to Open Houses

A serious buyer will always request for a personalized audience, and avoid such open houses because they know you as the owner will be on a much higher playing field. So if you feel like you are opening the horizons to good buyers to sell your house fast, you may be mistaken.

From serious buyers to neighbors coming in to check out the place just for the sake of vanity, you will have all kinds of people being entertained. It may reap some good, but the chances are slim, and so you should rest your faith in modern marketing techniques.


As always, if you need any assistance, buying or selling your next home, contact us at Blue Eyes Properties, LLC, (315)288-3737 and we’ll help you any way we can. You can also email us at 315homebuyers@gmail.com


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