Seeing tips, tricks and advice on how to sell your house? Open any publication and you’re likely to see every tip and trick of endless ways to be aware of every possible method to sell your house. Well I’m here to tell you How Not to Sell your House.
In our day to day lives, it’s easy to think it’s a good idea to put every dirty dish in the dishwasher or hand wash them. But that’s not a good idea if you don’t want to sell your house. After all dishes come in MANY place settings.
Two weeks of mail strewn about the breakfast table with a few days’ worth of dishes will definitely help, especially with crusty, smelly leftovers present.
Dirty underwear strewn about, with other unmentionables hanging from door knobs, is sure to help you not sell your house.
Those stained soccer uniforms laying on top of an unmade bed are great at deterring a home sale.
Fido and skipper’s daily tracks from a full litter box and a dingy HUGE doggy door will surely do the trick. After all, some of these “prospective buyers” might be allergic to their happy, slobbering mugs. Besides, big doggie doors don't deter criminals.
That weathered front door with the dingy door knob and dead bolt don’t need to be cleaned, painted or replaced. It’s only been ten years since the last paint job, why rush into another project?
Weeds in the summer and snow in the winter don’t need to be pulled or shoveled for visitors. Tripping hazards are sure to deter buyers from entering and when they slip and fall that will lead to more mahem!
Make sure to leave the house off every type of social media site and marketing material so no one will see your home in the multitude of places available. Just because most real estate agents offer this service doesn’t mean you need to pony up!
Make sure the agent does not take professional photos. Who needs to see the house when blurry photos will help you to NOT sell your home.
Keep the blinds shut so the rooms are dark and uninviting. This helps to encourage shorter showing times and will help you get right back to your programs.
Don’t clean the windows inside or out just because the kiddos and pets leave grimy finger prints and slobber.
And whatever you do, don’t make the home available for prospective buyers to see. Just because an agent gave you 2 days notice doesn't mean you need to be flexible for showings.
These tips and tricks for “How Not to Sell Your House” brought to you by a realtor in Scottsdale who practices the opposite to help sell your home in the shortest amount of time for the best possible price!