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

Reblogger Roy Kelley
Real Estate Agent with Realty Group Referrals 16766

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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Original content by Kathy Streib

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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Grant Schneider
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Hi Roy - very good choice of a re blog.  Kathy has nailed it here.

Feb 18, 2020 08:54 PM #1
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Thomas J. Nelson, Realtor e-Pro, CRS, RCS-D, Vets
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Great list Roy, well said and I concur with all your points.

Feb 18, 2020 08:57 PM #2
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John Pusa
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Roy Kelley those are very god list of tips sellers should avoid.

Feb 18, 2020 09:27 PM #3
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Brian England
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Kathy Streib definitely knows what she is doing and can definitely arrange a home to get top dollar!

Feb 19, 2020 05:01 AM #4
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Roy Kelley
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Please be sure to leave comments at the original blog by Kathy Streib

Feb 19, 2020 06:33 AM #5
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Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
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thanks for sharing Kathy's post - I missed it  the first time around - these are seven important topics!

Feb 20, 2020 03:43 AM #7
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Joan Cox
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Roy, great choice for a reblog, and saw Kathy's original post, and she nailed it! 

Feb 20, 2020 09:20 AM #9
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Roy Kelley
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Your feedback is always welcome and is very much appreciated.

Feb 20, 2020 09:42 AM #10
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Make it a habit to post a daily reblog. It is an easy way to pay it forward.

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