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During an open house is an ideal time to show how special your listing is. Each house will have something special that will draw the buyer in. Buyers are not just looking for a house, they are looking for a home in which to live and enjoy their life. Choosing a fun and appropriate open house theme can help buyers envision their potential lifestyle while highlighting key features of the house.

Here are few great summer themes to get your creative juices flowing.

Beach House

People love to visit the beach or their vacation homes during the summer, so why not make it a theme? Start by putting out a bowl of fresh fruit or refreshing drinks. Play some tropical music to make the home feel like a tropical getaway. When choosing the decor, use vibrant colors; decorative pillows and blankets with bold colors can pop from anywhere in the home and placing tropical plants around the home will add to the tropical mood. Making this home feel as inviting and relaxing as possible will help buyers feel like they are on a tropical getaway and during the summer, that is exactly what buyers will be looking for.  

Shark Week

Every summer Shark Week is a popular event. Using this as a theme will build a connection with buyers. Decorating a home will the blue and white colors of the ocean will be sure to make buyers feel as if they are participating in a shark week party, rather than an open house. Serving food that incorporates the theme of Shark Week is sure to be a hit; serve food such as cupcakes with blue icing or shark-themed candy for buyers to enjoy to keep the feel of the Shark Week theme.  

Back to School

Potential buyers that have children will be interested in the school district that surrounds the area. An open house during the back to school season may be the time to showcase local schools. Placing information and supply lists from local schools could be a way to show buyers what to expect from the schools in the area. A bowl of apples or juice boxes will keep the school theme as well.  

For extra summer staging ideas, download your free copy of 10 Staging Tips to Give Your Listings a Summer Flare. Hopefully the tips that we provided will make your open house as successful as possible. If you have other themes you have used in the past, we would love to hear your ideas in the comments below.    

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