Shoreline FSBO How to Prepare for Your Open House
By Nan Skinner, Nurturing Your Dreams
(Keller Williams Realty Bothell)
How to Prepare for the Open House •· Advertise your open house. Ideally you should advertise both the weekend before and the weekend of the open house. Check with the local paper to see when their ad closing deadlines are.•· Create a property summary sheet. This sheet gives prospective buyers an overview of your home. Include dimensions for each room, copies of a property survey, summaries of utility costs and property taxes, and a list of when capital items such as roofs and furnace were added.•· Develop a sign-in form for prospects' addresses. You'll ideally want both phone numbers and e-mail addresses to follow up with prospective buyers.•· Put up signs. One or two days before the open house, place directional signs at major intersections within three ...