Sellers- Don’t Let These 7 Negatives Cost You a Sale
Focusing on the positive is always a good thing to do, especially if you’re selling your home. It’s a stressful enough process so the best thing you can do is remain positive and look forward to your new home.
However, it’s a good thing to be practical as well. Below are 7 Negatives (or Distractions) that derail the sale of your home.
1. NO Professional Representation
Now is not the time to opt for anything less than a local experienced professional agent. The emphasis is on local because real estate is local. You need someone who knows the local market.
This goes hand in hand with #1. Just putting a For Sale sign in your yard and holding an Open House isn’t marketing...it’s just the beginning.
While it isn’t necessary to remodel your whole home, your buyer will be concerned about how much more they will have to put into your home if they even think of buying it.
Updated flooring, fresh paint, new appliances, and light fixtures help a buyer see the value in your home.
4.NOT Enough Space
Put down the sledgehammer! Unedited rooms and awkward furniture placement could show a house with no space.
5.NOT My Style
While you can’t second guess exactly what style will appeal to your buyer, you can make sure that the style you have won’t turn them off. Very taste specific paint or a room that makes them feel as if they’re visiting their Great Aunt Helen may distract them from seeing themselves in the space.
6.NOT Move-in Ready
It’s a different world and thanks in part to the cable shows on staging and selling your home, buyers are looking at homes that are move-in ready. The condition of your home will be reflected in the offering price.
Ask any agent and they will tell you that one of the biggest NO’s is an unclean home. There’s no reason to have this negative preventing your home from being sold.
Hire outside help if you need to! And don’t forget to address pet or other household odors.
When placing your home on the market, you’ll want to focus on the positives and let your buyer see the possibilities of your space...your outdoor living area, the area perfect for entertaining, plenty of storage space...all the things that made YOU want to buy your home.