Sellers- Don’t Let These 7 Negatives Cost You a Sale

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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. remove the negatives

 

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.

 

2.No Marketing

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. 

 

3.No Updates

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. 

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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. 

 

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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. 

 

7.NOT Clean

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.  



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Rainmaker
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Sharon Tara
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I've written about this before too. It's true...sometimes you DO have to concentrate on the negative in order to get positive results!

Feb 18, 2020 07:25 AM #12
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Joan Cox
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Kathy, so many agents just "put the sign in the ground", and do not go over some of these SO important items.   A huge disservice to the Seller! 

Feb 18, 2020 07:42 AM #13
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Will Hamm
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Hello Kathy,  I see so many times items that a Realtor need to cover with their clients and they seen to pass on it.

 

Feb 18, 2020 08:53 AM #14
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

Well said Kathy, and each point you made is definitely an important one.  Wishing you a wonderful day.  A

Feb 18, 2020 09:00 AM #15
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kathy Streib - I don't think there is anything you missed.  I would certainly bet that a house would be on the market much longer if they make these mistakes. 

I would say that if you have number 1 covered, that professional could help alleviate the other negatives. 

Feb 18, 2020 09:30 AM #16
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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You hit upon the most important points when selling a home, Kathy!  I often say, if they can't do anything else, make certain it is clean!

Feb 18, 2020 01:22 PM #17
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Kathy, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Feb 18, 2020 01:26 PM #18
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Wayne Martin I agree and I'm amazed at some of the homes I've seen.

I agree Donald Urschalitz In trying to save on a commission, they're actually costing themselves more in time and money. 

Sham Reddy CRS it so often is. The best agent will help get through all of the tips. 

Feb 18, 2020 01:42 PM #19
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Michael Jacobs it's very basic information isn't it. 

Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400 it does make you wonder, doesn't it?!  Maybe she thinks all of this doesn't apply to her. LOL

Feb 18, 2020 01:52 PM #20
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Grant Schneider as long as it's priced right, the updates may not matter but still, it just won't show as well. 

Nina Hollander that's so funny. I consulted on a home that was traditional to the hilt. The next home they had was totally different...kind of Santa Fe in style. 

Feb 18, 2020 01:55 PM #21
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Kathy good suggestion and the are all simple to do, and low cost, but as you pointed out they can be a major negative if not addressed.

Feb 18, 2020 01:56 PM #22
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Barbara Todaro so many people buy for their next house, and who knows when that will come. 

Brian England all you have to do is read some of the posts here and you'll see instances where the seller would have been better off hiring an agent. 

 

Feb 18, 2020 02:04 PM #23
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Kat Palmiotti so often it's deferred maintenance that would be best if sellers kept up with it through the years. 

Thank you Roy Kelley wishing you and Chef Dolores the same. 

Sharon Tara they have to remove these for the positives to shine. 

Feb 18, 2020 02:10 PM #24
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I agree Joan Cox what exactly did they do to earn their commission?

Will Hamm there are some who think they know better or maybe are going through other things. 

Hi and happy Tuesday  Ron and Alexandra Seigel these are easy tips there's no reason a seller can't handle them. 

Feb 18, 2020 02:29 PM #25
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I agree Sheri Sperry - MCNE® and it's sad but one of my very good friends refuses to work with agents.

Myrl Jeffcoat there's no excuse for a dirty home when selling it...absolutely none! Thank you for the feature in your group. 

Feb 18, 2020 02:34 PM #26
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George Souto these are items that every agent should be covering. And I know that they do but some sellers won't listen. 

Feb 18, 2020 02:35 PM #27
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Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
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Sellers deserve our best and lets face it, as agents we do not always help our clients see these important negatives.

Feb 18, 2020 04:02 PM #28
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Kathy:

These are all excellent points, and we see mistakes like this all the time. Granted, some issues can be a challenge, take time and cost money to take care of but it's worth it.

Jeff

Feb 18, 2020 05:31 PM #29
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

As always, good recommendations for those who are thinking about selling.  Trouble is, most sellers think their home is perfect and does not see the issues.

Feb 19, 2020 02:00 AM #30
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
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Good morning Kathy Streib, every seller can achieve each one, however, we see sellers make mistakes all the time. 

Feb 20, 2020 06:37 AM #31
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