TUESDAY TIPS Seller Etiquette Tips

TUESDAY TIPS Seller Etiquette Tips

It's a sellers market in DFW right now, so selling a house should be easy--right?  Well...just because it's a sellers market doesn't mean the house will automatically sell.  You not only need a good agent (pick me, pick me), but there are also some things the seller can do to make the house more desirable to buyers.  Some great tips are below.  As always, feel free to reach out to me at www.michelleforemanrealtor.com or michelleforemanrealtor@gmail.com.


8 Unwritten Etiquette Rules Every Home Seller Should Know

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If you’re trying to sell your home, you’ve probably scrutinized it, staged it, and scrubbed it down from floorboards to rooftop as if the folks from Architectural Digest were stopping by for a cover shoot. OK, so it’s in immaculate shape—but your home isn’t the only thing under scrutiny here. You are, too! That’s right: No matter how nice your home is, your behavior can also affect how buyers feel about making an offer.

   

Leave.  Sure, you’re dying to know if prospective buyers will love what you’ve done with the kitchen, but Realtors® agree sellers should not be there lurking in the shadows during an open house or showing.   


Take your pets with you.  You think Humbert is the cutest labradoodle ever, but not everyone is bound to share that opinion. In addition to having allergies, some home shoppers may not be in the market for a run-in with an animal they don’t know.   


Your pooch may not love the idea of strangers paying your home a visit.
       
Move your car.  “Make it easy for visitors to park and view the home,” Kensington notes. “No one likes parking issues. Having them is a sure way to get a viewing off to a bad start.” 

Lay out important documents.  If questions arise while buyers are on the premises, it may help them decide to put in an offer that much faster if they can find answers quickly and in writing.   

Offer some refreshments.  House hunters can get parched and peckish. You can help!


Be patient waiting for feedback.  Of course, you’re dying to know what buyers thought of your home, but that information may not flow back to you instantaneously.

Don’t be greedy.  Who doesn’t want top dollar for their home? But an unwillingness to negotiate can kill a possible deal and keep your home on the market long after you were hoping to be unpacking at your new place.


Listen to the professionals.  If your Realtor has some suggestions for improvements that may help sell the home faster, take them to heart but don’t take them personally.

http://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/home-seller-etiquette-rules



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