Home sellers who allow their Realtors to hold a Sunday open house benefit from greater exposure, and such events allow agents to bring in clients over a three-hour period instead of scheduling an appointment. Sellers often would rather vacate the premises for a single event, rather than every time the agent schedules a showing. However, there are some downsides to open houses, as agents can be focused on meeting potential clients instead of selling the home, items could be stolen by unscrupulous visitors, and a large volume of traffic in and out could result in damage or greater wear on the property. Sellers willing to hold an open house should leave with their pets during the event, ensure the home is neat and clean, use lighting and temperature to create a comfortable atmosphere, and remove any fragile objects or valuables. | Read More