What Buyers Will Want to See

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Real Estate Sales Representative with DIR-USA.com

We Buy Houses - Pimmit VA: Selling your house will involve impressing your potential buyers. They will come into the house and want to see things and try things out that might surprise you. Don’t be alarmed or offended. The buyers are seeing your house as a potential purchase, probably the biggest purchase of their lives, and they will be looking at all sorts of aspects of your house.

What Buyers Will Want to SeeTruthfully, most buyers are laymen when it comes to knowing what to look for when they look at a house. If a builder or someone in the construction trade happens to come and look at your house they will be more interested in what lies beneath the surface. The roof, the foundation, and the bones will be interesting to them. The fact is, most buyers have no clue as to what they should be looking at so they tend to look at simple, yet personal, aspects of the house’s operation. The buyers will open your closet doors.

They will look at the areas under the sink, inside the dishwasher, and in the medicine cabinet. While you’d never see your guests look in these places, buyers will look there. If you are like everyone else, these places are where you normally hide all of your junk that you don’t want lying around when guests come to visit. Now they will be scrutinizing you in exactly those places where you are used to hiding your unmentionables. The answer, of course, is to clean up those spaces before you have people come in to show the house. The buyers will turn on the lights. Expect every light switch to be flipped on and off. All of the doors and windows may be opened and closed. Make sure they are easily able to do so.

They will look up at the ceiling. They may not know what they are looking for, but make sure you have removed your cobwebs before they arrive. Clean the toilet because they will flush that, too. Take out the trash, keep the dishes washed so they can get to the sink and run the disposal, and make sure that you won’t be embarrassed when they open and close the garage door to check and see if it works. These things that buyers do in your house for sale are simply trying it on for size, so to speak. None of it is meant to embarrass you, so don’t take it personally.

What Buyers Will Want to SeeWe’re a group of Professional Home Buyers who buy and sell houses in any condition or price range all over Northern Virginia and are actively seeking to buy houses today in all Northern Virginia areas. We are a multi-service company who has the ability to BUY, REPAIR, MARKET, and SELL HOMES.

We Buy Houses in the following Counties in Virginia – Fairfax County | Loudoun County | Hampton Roads | Prince William

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Comments (2)

Debbie Holmes
John L. Scott - Boise, ID
Gets the job done!

Oh how true.....It is sometimes hard to get a buyer to see past a few cosmetic issues and then not be worried about the real problem....

Oct 14, 2011 03:57 PM
Chandler Real Estate Liz Harris, MBA
Liz Harris Realty - Chandler, AZ
#ChandlerRealEstateAgent

Good idea to have those cobwebs removed! I am amazed by some who don't do much at all to get their home prepared...

Oct 14, 2011 04:02 PM