For a Successful Open House: 4 Tricks of the Trade
By James Harrison, Selling Made Easy
(Boston Bayside Properties)
Since bright, sunny days can’t be counted on for Dorchester open houses scheduled in February, the most common recommendations at this time of year deal with light. Everyone points out how doubly important it is to open the drapes and make sure all lamps and overheads are working. Where necessary, it’s also a good idea to brighten dim corners with higher wattage bulbs.There are also any number of fine points that homeowners planning Dorchester open houses might not have heard about. Familiarity is a handicap in that respect. Being able to view a property’s rooms with fresh eyes is one of the advantages open house staging professionals bring to the party. Beyond maximizing the “light and bright” quality that’s so important at this time of year, here some tricks of the trade that stagers ...