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5 Ways to Prepare for an Open House

05/02/2017

5552 Drane Drive, Dallas, TX 75209 / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

You already know about cleaning and de-cluttering — but did you know these five things could have an even bigger impact on potential buyers who come through your open house?

Do a rapid renovation.”

Little tweaks. Big difference. Kitchen a bit outdated? Replace the fixtures, faucets and cabinet hinges. Family-room furniture a bit beaten up? “Fix” it with fresh, white-cotton slipcovers.

3828 Greenbrier Drive | University Park, TX

3828 Greenbrier Drive | University Park, TX

Turn the bathrooms into little spas.

Create the feel of a relaxing, luxurious bath — for less than $50. Pile pretty soaps in a modern tray. Stack fluffy white washcloths and towels. Add a lightly scented candle. Buy a designer bathmat in a soothing tone, such as the palest green or lightest blue.

9500 Inwood Road | Dallas, TX

9500 Inwood Road | Sunnybrook Estates | Dallas, TX

Highlight those focal points.

Draw visitors’ eyes toward special features using bright colors and accents. A pop of red throw pillows can draw attention to a cozy window seat. A large, striking modern-art poster, framed and propped on the mantel, will really show off a fireplace.

4225 Ridgehaven Drive | Ridglea | Fort Worth, TX

4225 Ridgehaven Road | Ridglea | Fort Worth, TX

Bring nature inside.

Potted plants or a few pretty buds in a vase can help bring energy into any space and fill empty spots. Add a trendy fiddle-leaf fig tree in the living room. Put some beautiful white hydrangeas in the bedrooms.

5828 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | Dallas, TX

5828 Woodland Drive | Old Preston Hollow | Dallas, TX

Give every room a purpose.

That spare room that’s been used as a combination office/guest room/dumping ground won’t help sell the house unless you show buyers how they can use it. Pick a use — office, guest room, crafts room, game room — and clearly stage the space to showcase that purpose. They’ll see themselves living there — and your open house may just close a deal.

1567 Dove Road | Westlake, TX

1567 Dove Road | Westlake, TX

Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty hosts extraordinary open houses throughout the best neighborhoods in North Texas. Every weekend, the brokerage’s expert agents are known to set the stage for success — just one more reason why sellers continue to list with the D-FW leader in luxury real estate.

To see what’s open in your neighborhood, click here.

President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices throughout North Texas: Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land East, Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark. For all listings, open houses and more — and to explore the top neighborhoods in North Texas — visit briggsfreeman.com.

Beauty, The Update

Dreamy North Texas Children’s Rooms {Video}

06/28/2016

Photos and video / Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty

Whether you are looking for a home with your child’s dream room or for inspiration, these North Texas homes have it all.

9975 Boat Club Road | Eagle Mountain Lake | Fort Worth | Listed by Clay Brants 

9975 Boat Club Road 76179, Eagle Mountain Lake, Clay Brants, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-child room 2

300 Crestwood Drive | Crestwood | Fort Worth | Listed by John Zimmerman 

300 Crestwood Drive 76107, Crestwood, John Zimmerman, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Fort Worth-child room

1859 Post Oak Place | Westlake | Listed by Harrison P Polsky 

1859 Post Oak Place 76262, Westlake, Harrison P Polsky, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Westlake-child room

1717 Wisteria Way | Westlake | Listed by Dona Robinson 

1717 Wisteria Way 76262, Dona Robinson, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Westlake- child

10388 Tobias Lane | Frisco | Listed by Ale Hage 

10388 Tobias Lane 75033, Frisco, Ale Hage, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Frisco-child room

2 Abbey Woods Lane | North Dallas | Listed by Patti Winchester 

2 Abbey Woods Lane Dallas 75248, Patti Winchester, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in North Dallas-child room pink

7317 Meadow Road | Preston Hollow | Dallas | Listed by Sam Sawyer

7317MeadowRoad-Dallas-TX-75230

8715 Lakemont Drive | Shorecrest Estates | Dallas | Listed by Bill Churchill 

8715 Lakemont Drive 75209, Shorecrest Estates, Bill Churchill, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-child room 2

8310 Chadbourne Road | Devonshire | Dallas | Listed by Becky Frey  

8310 Chadbourne Road 75209, Devonshire, Becky Frey, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-nursery

5343 Drane Drive | Greenway Parks | Dallas | Listed by Caroline Summers 

5343 Drane Drive 75209, Greenway Parks, Caroline Summers, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-nursery

4409 Southwestern Boulevard | University Park | Dallas | Listed by Janis Wells 

4409 Southwestern Blvd. 75225, University Park, Janis Wells, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas-child room

6963 Bob O Link Drive | Lakewood | Dallas | Listed by Michael Campbell 

6963 Bob O Link Drive 75214, Lakewood, Michael Campbell, Briggs Freeman Sotheby's luxury homes for sale in Dallas- child

Learn more about living in North Texas. Visit the Best Neighborhoods Site in DFW.

For more luxury homes throughout North Texas, see briggsfreeman.com. President and CEO Robbie Briggs independently owns and operates Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty with offices in Dallas, Fort Worth Cultural District, Fort Worth-Mira Vista, Uptown, Lakewood, Southlake, The North, Ranch and Land,Ranch and Land West, and The Ballpark.