How Not To Sell Your House

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Real Estate Agent with Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 SA5376460000
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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 trHow Not To Sell Your Houseacks 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!

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Matthew Klinowski, PA
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Hi Jan, thanks for the tips! And you definietly want to watch out for the dirty clothes thrown about.

Nov 09, 2017 06:46 PM #1
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Yes, definitely not how to sell a house Matthew Klinowski !  Thank you for commenting.  

Nov 09, 2017 07:13 PM #2
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Jan

There is so much truth in what you had to say, and so many ways a seller can sabotage the sale of their home, perhaps without even realizing it! Most buyers can’t and won’t look past these issues.

Jeff

Nov 09, 2017 11:13 PM #3
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Jane Peters
Home Jane Realty - Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles real estate concierge services

Those are indeed good tips if your goal is not to sell your home. A seller has to do their part when handing over their home to an agent to sell.

Nov 10, 2017 12:32 PM #4
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

And they may not know their intentions are just that during  a sale Jeff Dowler ! 

Thank you Jane Peters !  Cooperation and communication has to happen from the get-go or it may not happen at all.  

Nov 10, 2017 01:51 PM #5
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Barbara Altieri
Kinard Realty Group Fairfield and New Haven County CT Real Estate - Shelton, CT
REALTOR-Fairfield County CT Homes/Condos For Sale

Jan -- I have seen every one of these many times over. Sellers have a responsibility to keep their property show-ready, inside and out, IF they want to sell and get the highest price.  Great post!

Nov 13, 2017 08:56 AM #6
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Jan Green
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
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I bet you have Barbara Altieri !  And it doesn't matter how long we've been in the business, it seems the list never changes!

Nov 13, 2017 02:36 PM #7
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Roger Harrison
Clearwater Home Buyers - Dunedin, FL
We buy houses in ANY CONDITION in FL.

Awesome. I really like this topic. I agree too that we shouldn't everytime think to sell home if they are related to ours nears and dears. You just remind me to rethink after reading this topic.

Mar 23, 2018 04:42 AM #8
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Jan Green
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Glad to help some brain power Roger Harrison !  ActiveRain is filled with inspiration!  Have a great rest of your day. 

Mar 23, 2018 03:39 PM #9
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