Little-Known Ways Carissa McMahon Uses to Attract More Open House Guests

Little-Known Ways Carissa McMahon Uses to Attract More Open House Guests

  • Carissa McMahon Realtor
  • 06/14/23

Thinking of selling your home in the gorgeous town of Wilton, CT? Look no further than Carissa McMahon to help attract more open house visitors and highlight your home's unique features. With her keen eye for decor and attention to detail, Carissa works diligently to improve the curb appeal of your property and tailor marketing efforts to attract your ideal buyer. Her outstanding communication skills ensure you are kept in the loop throughout the selling process. With Carissa McMahon by your side, selling your Wilton home will be a seamless experience from start to finish.

A keen eye for decor

Carissa McMahon is a true expert in real estate, boasting a repertoire of marketing skills that can attract more buyers to your open house. Her keen eye for interior design has been recognized by her previous clients, who have applauded her for her exceptional taste in coordinating colors, textures, and patterns to flow seamlessly throughout a space. Not only can she help with staging, but she can also offer advice on how to prepare your home to show in its best possible light. With Carissa's help, you can increase the allure of your home and attract more interested buyers. By highlighting the best features of your property, she can create a warm and inviting atmosphere for potential buyers, making open houses more successful than ever before. Trust Carissa to help showcase your home's beauty and bring more attention and traffic to your open houses.

Attention to detail

Carissa McMahon always goes the extra mile to attract as many potential buyers as possible to her client’s open houses. She firmly believes that attention to detail is key, so she stays current on what buyers are interested in at any given moment. Thanks to her extensive network of contacts and former clients, she can quickly gather information on what buyers expect to see when they attend an open house during a particular season.

Communication skills

Carissa McMahon's communication skills are top-notch. She will listen to what you love about your home and use that information to craft a winning story that draws buyers in. Additionally, Carissa is an expert at drafting effective listing descriptions and open house flyers that will capture potential buyers' attention. Her expertise in these areas will bring more attention to your listing, which could translate into more offers and a faster sale.

Improve curb appeal

Carissa McMahon recommends improving the curb appeal of Wilton homes for sale. Add native plants to the yard, such as shadblow serviceberry, fringe tree, bottlebrush buckeye, and flowering dogwood, that will enhance the home's beauty and thrive in the Wilton, CT, climate. Additionally, consider incorporating outdoor areas to relax and entertain, such as a small patio or seating area, and upgrade your front entrance to be welcoming and inviting.

Market demographic research

By researching the current neighborhood demographics, Carissa will gain an up-to-date picture of the types of buyers interested in the area, which provides insight into the best ways to market to them. For example, she recognizes that while older generations often prefer traditional marketing methods such as newspaper ads and mailers, younger generations prefer social ads and emails — and even the option to attend the open house via live stream. By tailoring her marketing approach to the specific demographics of the area, Carissa will attract the right kind of guests to your open house, resulting in a successful sale.

Keeps sellers involved

The secret to Carissa's success lies in keeping sellers involved throughout the process. After all, preparing for an open house requires the cooperation of many people, including sellers, stagers, photographers, and listing agents. By keeping sellers informed and involved every step of the way, Carissa can ensure that everyone is on the same page and working towards the same goal. From helping sellers to declutter and stage their homes to coordinating with photographers and listing agents, Carissa is a valuable asset to any real estate team looking to increase foot traffic at their open houses.

To help her sellers prepare for open houses and other showings, Carissa shares her best open house tips for sellers:
  • Fix known issues like dim bulbs. You want your home to appear as perfect as possible on the day of a showing, so you should do a quick check at least an hour before each scheduled open house or showing to spot clean and correct any minor issues you notice.

  • Apply a fresh coat of paint at least a week before the first showing to allow the smell to dissipate. If your home has been recently painted, you may be able to skip this step, but if it has been several years, using a more modern color scheme throughout the home can make a strong impression on buyers.

  • Have your property inspected and appraised ahead of the open house so you have those results on hand to answer buyer questions. While your buyer may also request their own inspection and appraisal, having an initial report can make buyers more willing to submit an offer.
  • Hire a deep cleaning service before the open house. Investing in a thorough cleaning will make your home look more attractive to potential buyers and help them envision themselves living there.

  • Pack away personal items like photos, certificates, and fragile collectibles. You want your home to look like a welcoming but impersonal space, similar to something out of a magazine.

  • Store boxes offsite. You want buyers to see the possibilities of space, not the evidence of your current storage.

  • Board pets on the day of the open house. Not only is it kinder to your pets to allow them respite from multiple strangers invading their space, but it also helps buyers feel more at ease if they can find no evidence of current residents.

  • Make yourself scarce. See a show, enjoy a nice dinner, visit friends — anything to keep you away from your property for several hours. Buyers respond better to properties without the seller hovering over their shoulders.
By following these tips and taking advantage of Carissa's expertise, you can be sure that your open house will bring in multiple buyers more likely to make an offer. With her knowledge of the Wilton real estate market and experience with staging and marketing, Carissa McMahon is the perfect resource if you're looking to attract more open house guests and sell for top dollar.

Work With Carissa

Carissa promises to provide her utmost dedication to professionalism, market knowledge, integrity, and exceptional representation, giving you a distinct edge in handling each and every aspect of your real estate needs to realize your unique goals.