Hi, my name’s Rachael Goldsworthy and I’m just heading off to an open inspection at Bligh Park. That one is going to be for a 15 minute period and as an owner getting your house prepared for an open inspection is really important. If you don’t get the presentation right it’s not going to be attractive for that buyer to be able to pay that … you know, fall in love with it in the first place and then pay that higher price for you that you’re after.
A couple of things that I would probably do, three things in particular, all of the basics like mowing the lawns, cleaning the house up, getting everything in preparation for that open. That’s all fine, that’s all normal. The other two things that I would probably do and say to you is one, I would have appropriate music playing in the background. That might be as simple as Vivaldi Four Seasons or it might be a nice, soft music. Something that doesn’t really have a beat or that anybody can really recognise, but it’s just a really nice … It puts people in a nice mood when they go through your home.
The other thing that I would probably say to you, it’s always good to have some sort of infuser or, I guess, an essence of some sort. Whether that’s a candle burner that has a particular fragrance or an infuser that has a particular fragrance, making sure that you’re trying to remain neutral. You don’t want to have something that’s going to be overpowering and all they’re thinking of is “Oh my goodness. Can you smell that? I can’t get over that.” Somebody may have allergies to those sorts of things so I would stay away from the really strong ones, but just have something such as a vanilla or something really neutral that’ll just take any of the last night’s dinners aromas away from the scenario.
Alternatively I would look at some sort of burner, whether it’s an essence burner, they’re always handy to have and something as simple as eucalyptus in the water. That gives a really nice, fresh flavour to the air or alternatively tea tree oil is another one. Everybody can get that from Coles or Woolworth’s. You don’t need to use the expensive brands. The other thing that I would say with that fragrance is possibly stay away from the incense burners. The incense burners, as much as they’re really nice and some people like them, not everybody will. Given that it provides a lot of smoke with those incense sometimes as a nonsmoker somebody will walk in and be … It’s a little bit offensive sometimes for those people when they’re walking through. Also, again, if they’ve got allergies or their child suffers asthma they won’t want to be going in the property. So just a couple of things there.
Make sure that the curb appeal is right, the presentation is right. Make sure that you’ve got lovely music playing and thirdly, just make sure that you’ve got the right aromas in the house and you’re sure to have a great open home. I wish you well with that. If you’ve got any other questions don’t hesitate to call me. I’ll catch up with you on the next video.