Selling your home can be hard. Especially when it’s your first time going through the process. It seems there is always a list of questions to ask your agent and a mountain of tasks to do on your home. And on top of everything else, you need to keep your home clean for showings and still go to work and manage your family. Yikes! That’s a lot to take on!
In the midst of all of the home-selling madness, we want to make sure that you putting your energy in the right place. After all, who wants to worry about things that don’t really matter? Use the list below and avoid the 3 most common mistakes when it comes to showing your home for sale.
One of the most important things you can do, is focus your energy on creating a happy environment for potential homeowners to walk into. Try to make your home as bright and inviting as you possibly can. Think about… would you like to walk into a home for the first time and have it be dark? It wouldn’t feel very welcoming would it?
Taking these extra steps to lighten up your home, will welcome potential home owners in.
One of the biggest turn-offs potential home buyers complain about is unfriendly smells in homes. There is no way to ignore the smell of animals when you are walking through an open house. You should take every step necessary to make your home smell as neutral as possible.
Be sure that you take the time to worry about how your house might smell! We promise that neutralizing odors will have a major positive benefit for your showings.
A lot of people ignore small blemishes in their home. After living there for so long, these small imperfections tend to be things that we don’t even see. But, trust us, all of the little fixes that you don’t remedy will be seen by potential home owners. Before your showing, it is a good idea to make a list of these fixes and have them fixed. Consider the list below of potential easy fixes that will make big improvements.
The reality is that when someone is looking at your home, all of these little things add to big problems. So, be sure that you pre-empt any complaints potential home buyers may see in your home.
Selling your home can be a stressful time, but we hope that we were able to make it just a little easier by letting you in on these three common mistakes. If you have any other questions, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.
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