A few bottles of wine, cheese slices, and a plate of cookies won’t cut it for an open house at a luxury home. As it stands, there are relatively few open houses held for luxury properties, and the ones held are often unadvertised to avoid filling the home with people who simply want to see how the other half lives. When done right, however, an open house for a high-end property can really work wonders.
Spare No Expense
That old adage “You have to spend money to make money” couldn’t be truer when talking about high-end homes for sale in Irvine, CA. Host an open house with complimentary valet parking, catered food from a tasty and trendy neighborhood restaurant, and send prospective buyers home with a hardcover book featuring professional pictures of the property and its specs. Take the luxury up a notch and offer helicopter tours of the neighborhood and other properties on the market for serious buyers.
Host a Theme Party
Turn an invite-only open house into a theme party modeled after Sean Comb’s legendary Hamptons White Party, or turn the backyard into a circus with aerial performers, stilt walkers, and sword swallowers. If the house for sale in Irvine has an Italian villa feel, throw a lavish Italian-themed party with imported wine, fresh, authentic Italian food, an music from a live Italian string quartet.
Transform the home into an upscale art gallery for the night and feature photos, paintings, and sculptures. Great art tends to bring buyers with deep pockets, and it’s a great way to showcase the space if the home is empty. Depending on the size of the party, have one or two bars set up serving complimentary drinks and a few waiters passing hors d’oeuvres. Although everyone who attends might not be a potential buyer, they still might know someone who is in the market.
Interested in learning more about the high-end real estate for sale in Irvine? Call (714) 454-6304 and schedule an appointment with an experienced real estate agent at Irvine Residential Living. We specialize in luxury real estate throughout Irvine, including beautiful homes for sale in Turtle Ridge, Turtle Rock, Quail Hill, and Northwood.