|The perfect open house. How to have tenants fighting to lease
purchase your house
Do you want to have tenants fighting to lease purchase your home? Sure
you do! What landlord doesn't? Listen up and let me show you how to
accomplish this magical feat.
Here is a list of critical things that you must do at every open house
if you want to have people literally begging to lease purchase your
What we are trying to create is a welcome, comfortable,
hospitable feeling that will cause any person to immediately fall in love
with your home. If you follow the advice given above, you should have your
home lease purchased in lightning speed.
- A fresh baked apple pie or some chocolate chip cookies smell
delicious, are a nice touch and make your home smell wonderful.
- Brew a pot of fresh coffee so you can offer it to your
- Cut and trim the grass, edge the sidewalks and trim the bushes. This
will help to give your home curb appeal which is absolutely essential to
- Clean clutter from your yard, deck, driveway, garden, garage and
even the street. Also clean your gutters and roof. This will also help
to give your home curb appeal.
- Make the front entry way sparkle. Since this is where people will
enter your home, the first impression they get from the front door and
entry way are very important to lease purchasing your home. You may even
want to put a fresh coat of paint on your front door or buy some nice
plants to display.
- Clean the kitchen; take out the garbage, clear the countertops of
clutter, clean your dirty dishes and put them away, wipe down the
appliances and sweep and mop the floors.
- Clean the bathrooms; empty the waste baskets, clean and organize the
countertops, put personal items away, scrub the toilet and the
tub/shower, sweep and mop the floors and clean the mirrors.
- Clean the bedrooms; clear all the clutter from the floors and
vacuum/sweep them, make the beds, organize the dresser drawer tops, dust
the furniture, lamps, and blinds and organize the closets.
- Make the family and dining rooms sparkle; pick up clutter from the
floors and vacuum/sweep them, dust the furniture, electronics, window
blinds, and lamps, clear or organize all tables and arrange blankets and
throw pillows neatly.
- Wash windows and any other glass around the house and straighten any
pictures or wall ornaments.
- Light some candles to create that intimate atmosphere.
- Tie balloons to a yard sign or mailbox to more easily identify your
home to passers by.
- Buy some fresh flowers and display them throughout your house, but
definitely put them on your dining room or kitchen table.
- Turn the television off and play some classical music at a low
Jeff Beaubien, www.Lease2Purchase.com is the President and founder of Beaubien Investment Company in
Howell, Michigan. He specializes in creative real estate techniques, but focuses on the most
powerful technique of them all; the lease purchase contract.
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As a result of his success in real estate, Mr. Beaubien is the author of his real estate
course, The Lease Purchase Handbook.