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Preparing for a Successful Open House in Norfolk VA

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Shannon Allen Ocean View Realtor Norfolk VANorfolk, VA – When you list your home with in Ocean View in Norfolk VA, an important part of marketing your property is holding an open house for your home. Many sellers are apprehensive about having their home open to public viewing and believe that most prospective buyers will schedule a showing time an agent; however, when a real estate agent holds an open house, it is a wonderful opportunity to capture the interest of multiple buyers, including those, who have not had the opportunity to set a showing with their agent.

Below are a few steps you can take to ensure a successful open house.

  • If the weather permits open the windows and all doors with screens. If it’s too cool or too hot outside to open windows, set your thermostat at a comfortable temperature.
  • Turn on all the lights and open drapes and blinds.
  • Turn on ceiling fans, including those on patios and front porches.
  • Display fresh flowers at your home’s entrance room or foyer as a welcoming to buyers.
  • Place fresh-baked cookies in the kitchen for buyers to enjoy.
  • Leave classical or seasonal music playing softly.
  • Make sure the lawn is neat and toys or tools are stored properly.
  • Unlock any locked doors, such as storage areas in the garage or basement.
  • If you have a pet, if possible, make arrangements to take it with you during the open house.
  • Before leaving, make a final walk-through to ensure every room is straightened, clean, and inviting.

For more information and tips about selling your Norfolk VA home, contact Shannon Allen, Judy Boone Realty 809 E Ocean View Avenue, Norfolk VA 23503. (757) 647-3126 or

Shannon Allen, Realtor

Judy Boone Realty | 809 E Ocean View Ave | Norfolk VA

(Cell) 757-647-3126  |(Office) 757-587-2800



Author: Shannon Allen Norfolk VA Realtor

If you’re considering buying or selling real estate along the beautiful Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk VA or Virginia Beach VA, you’ve come to the right place! Shannon Allen has been selling real estate in Norfolk VA since 2004 and is a great resource for both buyers and sellers. Whether you’re moving across town or across the globe, Shannon Allen understands the emotional and financial elements involved with any move, and she makes your purchase or sale both pleasant and worry-free with her professional experience and personal touch. When you buy or sell a home, condominium, townhouse, or investment property in Ocean View, East Ocean View, East Beach, or along the Chesapeake Bay in Norfolk and Virginia Beach VA with Shannon Allen, you get over 9 years of experience and the desire to assist you throughout the entire process. Shannon lives in Harbor Walk on Pretty Lake in East Ocean View, where she enjoys the wonderful amenities and lifestyle found only in Norfolk’s East Ocean View community.

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