If you are throwing an open house be sure it is successful!
Having an open house can be quite stressful, especially considering you really want this the event to go well and flow with ease. Your house will be in the spotlight and it is important that you make it shine! With many factors to consider, the planning can take quite some time, so it is highly important that you don’t forget any key elements that the open house should contain. From the music to the lighting, all decisions will impact the overall atmosphere of your open house, so it is important to choose wisely.
How do you do it, though? How do you have a successful open house and make sure everything about it is flawless?
As professionals able to organize this type of event, we have gathered some of the most important tips you should keep in mind when planning your open house – so read on and find out more.
Create the right environment. Just like in retail, people will feel much more inclined to like your product (in this case, your house) if they feel good as soon as they step in. That is where bringing in a corporate party planner and event décor designer is to your advantage. How you ask? The planner will be able to use the space in two ways… showcase the best features of the house while showing your potential buyers how it feels to be welcomed to the lap of luxury. A cocktail as the potential buyer walks through the door. Shrimp cocktail in the living room. Roast beef sliders in the kitchen. A small live band in the back yard with more cocktails and desserts around the fire pit are just a few ways. As potential buyers discuss the master bedroom your sales team is standing nearby to answer any questions with the paperwork ready to assist buyers in putting in their bid.
Advantages to using an event décor designer. You’ve gone through the hard work of choosing the right paint colors for the walls, the right marble counter tops and the perfect high-end fixtures for the bathroom. Now let the event designer complete your masterpiece with some good ambience lighting creating soft candlelight hues of warmth and “love” that embodies the feeling of “home” as potential buyers walk in, in the master bedroom and in the kitchen lots of light. After all the kitchen is the heart of a home.
If your open house is for a high-end property, you will want to make sure that you have some extras. Extras such as wait staff to take cocktail orders, to pass hors de overs, to take coats if your open house is for other high-end property realtors, valet parking and the latest in event elements such as smoking cocktails, cocktails that change colors, and plush touches.
Prioritize security. You don’t want your open house event to open the doors to people with malicious intent. Therefore, prioritizing security is very important. Ask everyone to ID themselves, secure the valuables, if not new construction, and empty the medicine cabinet too.
These things can make a world of difference for your potential buyers, so it’s more than worth investing in them.
Searching for an experienced professional who can help you have a successful open house event? Contact Jennifer Lane Events! Our Open House Game Plan & Planning Package will provide you with everything you need to ensure your open house is truly attractive. From helping you choose beverages and foods to being there for you every single step of the planning process, we can provide you with high quality planning services that will boost your house’s odds of being sold for a very good price. Contact us and find out more about us and our packages!
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