The Seller’s Guide is a new Series we created, to provide useful tips to prepare you and your home for sale. Our seventh edition in the series talks about how to handle showing your home and generating the best first impression.
Show Your Home
Sellers place a lot of pressure on themselves when showing potential buyers their property. Here are a few things to keep in mind to generate the best first impression and increase your chances of receiving those all important offers.
LET YOUR AGENT HANDLE IT
A potential buyer is less likely to voice any concerns in front of the current owner. Give them the space to explore and scrutinize. Your Hussar Real Estate professional is your ally, let them handle any concerns a buyer may have.
Many homebuyers are on a tight schedule, just like the rest of us. Time is tough to come by, so be flexible, especially if you are living on the premise.
During the selling process it is imperative to always keep the home clean. Wipe down counters and vacuum daily, make sure all clutter is cleaned up. TIP: Keep a box for personal items, when not in use keep them in a closet or drawer.
Make sure the inside temperature of the home is comfortable. You want buyers to feel comfortable and not try and rush the process because they are too hot or too cold.
A pet-friendly home is a great selling point. However, if potential buyers are not animal friendly you don’t want your pet(s) to be a distraction. If you can, remove them from the home temporarily or place them in a contained space.
LIGHT THE WAY
The home should feel open, bright and welcoming. Turn on the lights and open the curtains, this will allow the buyers to see the true value of the home.
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR HUSSAR REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONAL
If there are special aspects to the home that you want to be featured and recognized during the viewing of the home, make sure to communicate that clearly to your Hussar Real Estate professional.
Looking for more real estate guidance? Refer to our other Sellers Guides for additional relevant home sale preparedness and information.