How Come No One Came to My Grand Rapids, MI Open House? (Part 2)

We continue our series “How Come No One Came to My Grand Rapids, Mi Open House?”  Please read part 1….

buying a home in Grand Rapids, Michigan We continue our exploration of some of the reasons why we observe diminished attendance at Open Houses and possible solutions to aid in Successfully marketing a home in the Grand Rapids, Michigan area.
Another point to consider is how many images should be shown of the interior of a home.  While it’s important to have pictures of your home on line, it may be wise to reconsider if it’s appropriate to have too many. 
It is also prudent to re-consider how many views of the same room should be shown.  While it’s important to have pictures of your home on line, it may be wise to reconsider if it’s appropriate to have every conceivable angle of all your rooms photgraphed and displayed.
We find that home buyers in Grand Rapids, Michigan do like looking at pictures!  But  if they’ve already had a pretty good view of the interior of home, and have been shown every room from every single conceiveable angle, there may be limited motivation to attend an Open House.  A little mystery can sometimes be a good thing when it comes to wetting the appetite to view a home.
The next area to explore is Your Home’s Location! 

Although most real estate agents are reluctant to admit it, not every home is a good prospect for an Open House.  Some homes are simply too hard to find. 

If your home cannot be accessed with the aid of 4-5 Open House signs from a major road, it may make hurried buyers less likely to try to figure out where your home is.  I’ve been on tours with buyers trying to find an Open House where it felt like we were touring a maze.  A less motivated buyer may not want to do thisHomes which are located in remote, out lying areas may also not the best venues to expect large Open House attendance…although there can be exceptions.  We’ll discuss ways to off-set disadvantages in location in a future post.
Sometimes, buyers actually drive by an Open House, stop and get out but do not come in.  In Part 3  we discuss an unlikely obstacle.

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