Seller Tip - How NOT To Sell Your Harford County, MD Home Quickly and For Lots Of Money

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How To Sell Your Harford County, MD Home Quickly and For Lots of Money - NOT!


Don't clean up

Hire a cheap REALTOR

Don't request professional photos

Seller TipDon't post a sign

Don't stage your home

Cook tuna before each showing

Don't turn on the lights or make sure lamps have bulbs. Buyers like mood lighting.

Don't mow the lawn.  Buyers like GREEN.  GREEN is "in" right now.

Don't fix the leaks

Allow Fluffy free reign.  He's a part of the family and it's his house too.  Buyers like "family-friendly" homes.

Limit show times. You have a life to live.  Buyers need to work with your schedule or Buyer Be Damned.

Show your creativity.  Leave the purple walls in your Master Bedroom. Purple is royalty and you're the king of this castle.

Stick around for all showings.  No one can point out the amenities of your home and neighborhood better than you.  You'll need to keep an eye out on those buyers anyway; one might swipe your valuables on display.

Leave family heirlooms out.  Buyers like jewelry. And money.


All the best,

Lanette in Bel Air

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Luke Constantino
Brooklyn/Manhattan Real Estate - Brooklyn, NY
Residential/Commercial Real Estate Brooklyn NY

I will take your advice... I'm not selling yet!


Excellent post, thanks for saring....

I wish you alot of good energy in the new year!

Jan 06, 2011 06:48 AM #1
Karen Seeman
Exit on the Hudson Realty - Tenafly, NJ
CDPE, (201) 247-0556, bergencountyhomes4sale.c

I can't tell you how many folks follow your keen advice.  It's a wonder someone didn't post this sooner.  Oh yes, don't forget about cooking anything that has a distinctive sometimes not pleasing smell.  One of my favorites was a turkey. 

And don't forget about having a huge dog in a cage.  That always helps too.  It's not just me with these types of prospective clients!

Jan 06, 2011 06:56 AM #2
Jennifer Brinson
Mortgages Unlimited, Inc - Eagan, MN

That is true. I am always browsing home listings and I am AMAZED at the horrible mess and clutter some people have and the agents who even dared to post the picture of it!

Jan 06, 2011 06:57 AM #3
Jerry Cecil
Bloomtree Realty - Prescott, AZ

I have a few more.

-sell your home for as much as you can and for whatever you want.  Don't pay attention to the market

-blast Led Zeplin on the stereo-all buyers love Led Zeplin

-turn down all showing times not within your schedule of one hours blocks on week-ends

Jan 06, 2011 07:18 AM #4
Lanette Branch
RE/MAX Components - Fallston, MD
Bel Air, MD Real Estate Agent

@Luke - Follow these tips and your property is sure to have a looong listing life, that's for sure.

@Realtor Karen - We can't forget the big a$$ dog in a cage!, because buyers (all buyers) love dogs - especially super-sized ones.

@Jennifer - I have come to the realization (albeit slowly - 'cause I'm a little slow...) that my idea of clean is just not everyone's idea of clean. 

@Jerry - Loving your additions, but especially loving #1 on your list!

Jan 06, 2011 12:09 PM #5
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