January 20, 2015

How Should I Prepare My Naperville Home’s Exterior For An Open House?

How Should I Prepare My Naperville Home’s Exterior For An Open House?

When your broker has an open house to entice potential homebuyers to consider your Naperville home for sale, you have a perfect opportunity to set the stage for an impressive experience that can keep your house at the top of their lists.  Keep in mind that your objective here is to impress your potential homebuyers by presenting both the inside and the outside of the home in its best light.  The importance of curb appeal can’t be emphasized enough, especially since its the first thing they see as they drive up to the house.

Ryan-Hill-Realty-Curb-Appeal-Open-HouseProfessional “staging” may include the exterior, but if you’re doing it all yourself, try the five things outlined in this video.

1 – Landscape & lawn.

That’s the first impression; make it a good one.

Mow, prune, edge and get rid of junk!

2 – Paint And Clean!

You don’t have to do the whole house, but the front door and lintels should either be painted or cleaned.

3 – Leaks & Repairs

Small visible problems can become large mental objections and change how someone feels about your house.

Fix ‘em beforehand.

4 – Pets

Some people have allergies and concerns.

Time for Fido to visit a friend.

You weren’t including him with the house anyway.

5 – Get Fresh Eyes

Have your REALTOR®, or a friend who’s willing to be candid, tell you what you missed. Or pay a staging professional for a report.

We don’t really see familiar things well – so let them be your ‘test buyer’ so you can present the best first impression to the real ones.


For more tips on selling your Naperville home for sale, visit www.RyanHillRealty.com

If you are ready to list your Naperville Home for Sale call me, Teresa Ryan, at 630-276-7575.  As a Naperville luxury real estate expert and Broker/Owner of Ryan Hill Realty, I have the experience and tools to help you sell your Naperville Luxury home.

Teresa Ryan

Ryan Hill Realty, a privately-owned real estate company, has served the Chicagoland area since 2001. Originally focused on Residential / "Premier Properties", we have added a Commercial and an REO/Foreclosure division, making it a full service brokerage for both Business to Business and Business to Consumer clients. Ryan Hill Realty's marketing is "Best-In-Class", creatively marketing each home for maximum exposure, and professionally serving every buyer during their home buying experience. Ryan Hill Realty attributes it growth and success to their commitment to delivering "Outstanding Service and Results", adjusting to the market and their client's needs, and their expertise in specific marketing strategies for serving "High End" Luxury Property clients, to First-Time Homebuyers, as well as Multi-Family and Investment clients. Ryan Hill Realty is also a "Woman Owned" Company and is committed to giving back to community with over 45 Realtors serving the 6-county Chicago Metro area. The company's mission is to deliver the ‘American Dream' by serving clients and community with passion and excellence.

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