Josh Gillis - Gillis and Company - Merrimack Valley


When you’re selling your home, things can get really busy, really fast. You want your home to be in tip top shape to give it the best chance of selling in a timely manner. There are a few things you can do in a short time frame that allows you to spruce up your home without breaking a sweat. Below, you’ll find some tips to help you bring your home to another level of wow before the open house. 


Check Your Front Door


All you really need to do is put a fresh coat of paint on your front door to brighten the look of your entryway. There’s something about a freshly painted front door that really makes a home look like new. 


Spruce Up The Landscaping


You can really do a minimal amount in your yard and make your home curb-appeal ready. Just rake some leaves, add some mulch, mow the lawn, and voila. It might be an all day project, but in the end, it will be worth it. As long as people have a good view and feel that your yard has been taken care of, the outside of your home is in the clear for an open house.  


Check The Outdoor Lights


Even though an open house will be happening in the daylight hours, people may be curious that there is adequate lighting on the outside of your home. Buyers can either check this while they are at the open house or they could go a step further and drive by the property at night. Adequate lighting allows for a sense of security and safety all throughout the outside of the property.  


Care For The Mailbox


Few places in your home are as neglected as the mailbox is. Add some fresh paint to your mailbox. You can use the same color as your front door for consistency. At the very least, clean up the mailbox to give it a better appearance. Make sure your house number is present somewhere on the box as well. This helps the property to have a sense of being a bit more inviting. People will also be able to find your home easier. 


Make Use Of Flowers


You should place flowers around your home on the day of the open house. Add a fresh cut bouquet to the kitchen table. Bring some potted plants and florals around your entryway. These simple touches really can make an impression when potential buyers visit your home. 


Remove Your Personal Stuff

From the outside in, traces of your life in the home should be put away. This means pet items, toys, games, photos, and celebrity shrines. The more free space a buyer has to envision themselves living in the home, the better.          


With these small extra touches, your open house is bound to be a success!


As a home seller, you'll likely want to do whatever you can to promote your house to the right groups of homebuyers. Thus, hosting an open house is a must, particularly for a seller who wants to enjoy a fast, profitable home selling experience.

Ultimately, there are many reasons to conduct an open house, and these include:

1. You can stir up interest in your house.

An open house enables you to provide homebuyers with an up-close look at your residence. It allows these buyers to look beyond a home listing, and as such, may lead to many potential offers on your home.

Of course, an open house empowers you to show off the true size and beauty of your home as well. If you allocate the necessary time and resources to clean your home prior to an open house, you may increase the likelihood of securing offers at the event's conclusion.

2. You can respond to homebuyers' questions.

Although a home listing may include details about your house's age and condition, it fails to provide homebuyers with a "feel" of what it's like to walk around inside and outside your residence. Fortunately, an open house allows buyers to get a first-hand look at your residence and determine whether your house matches or exceeds their expectations.

Furthermore, an open house provides homebuyers with the opportunity to ask questions about your house. And if you provide buyers with the information they request, you can make it easy for them to decide whether to submit an offer on your home.

3. You can analyze homebuyers' interest in your residence.

Believe it or not, an open house can help you gauge the effectiveness of your marketing efforts.

For instance, an open house that features dozens of potential buyers likely can be considered a resounding success. On the other hand, if no buyers attend your open house, you may need to reevaluate your home's initial asking price and other home selling factors.

When it comes to hosting an open house, there is a lot to consider. Luckily, you can work with a real estate agent to streamline the process of putting together a successful open house.

A real estate agent is a home selling guide who can offer expert tips and insights at each stage of the home selling journey. He or she will learn about your residence and help you map out a successful home selling plan. Perhaps best of all, a real estate agent will set up open houses, help you assess offers on your residence and ensure you can make the best-possible decisions throughout the home selling process.

If you're worried about hosting an open house, there is no need to stress. Hire a real estate agent today, and you'll be able to receive comprehensive home selling support. In fact, with a real estate agent at your disposal, you can seamlessly navigate the home selling cycle.



Date: 08/30/2015 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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Back on the market due to buyers having cold feet... COMMUTERS DREAM! Long day at work? Can't wait to get home? Maybe jump in the pool? Have a cook out with family and friends? Here is the home for you! Approximately 2 miles off of RT 495, this bright and inviting 7 room 3 bedroom 2 full bath, 2 half bath and 2 car garage secluded colonial is waiting for you to call it home! This home has custom kitchen cabinets, granite counters, beautiful family room, gleaming hardwood floors, finished basement, large lush lawn, beautiful in-ground pool, surround sound inside and out, oh and don't worry about the grill running out of gas, this has a gas supply line for it.. Horse shoe pit and so much more! These are just a few of the treasures you will find all on 1.42 acres. Comparatively, this home is priced far less than similar homes with less amenities than you will find here. This home is a definite on your must see list.


Date: 08/09/2015 Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM  
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COMMUTERS DREAM! Long day at work? Can't wait to get home? Maybe jump in the pool? Have a cook out with family and friends? Here is the home for you! Approximately 2 miles off of RT 495, this bright and inviting 7 room 3 bedroom 2 full bath, 2 half bath and 2 car garage colonial is waiting for you to call it home! Last lot on the drive surrounded with trees, this home has custom kitchen cabinets, granite counters, beautiful family room, gleaming hardwood floors, finished basement, large lush lawn, beautiful in-ground pool, surround sound inside and out, oh and don't worry about the grill running out of gas, this has a gas supply line for it.. Horse shoe pit and so much more! These are just a few of the treasures you will find all on 1.42 acres. Comparatively, this home is priced far less than similar homes with less amenities than you will find here. This home is a definite on your must see list. First showings this Sunday 8/9/15 at Open House from 11:00am - 1:00pm

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Starts: 03/18/2012 1:00PM
Ends: 03/18/2012 3:00PM
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Commuters dream! Sunny well kept 3 bdrm 2.5 bath 2 car garage colonial at the end of a dead end street. Gleaming hardwood floors through out the first floor. Eat in kitchen with sliders to deck over looking a huge flat level back yard,above ground pool surrounded by trees...great for family fun and entertaining. Formal dining room,spacious bedrooms with master having a walkin closet and master bath. Finished walk up attic great for a game room/play area. Too much to list...a MUST see!



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