Irritating any potential buyers is the last thing you want to when selling a house because it is can be a challenging and sometimes lengthy process. The buyer is going to have a wide array of options when deciding on a new home, so they have no problem going somewhere else if they see something they do not like. While there are a plethora of ways for a seller to irritate a potential home buyer, these are the four most common – and most costly.
Pricing The House Too High
There is nothing worse you can do when trying to sell a home than pricing it too high. While you may think that it gives you room for the buyer to counter at a lower price, they are more likely to simply ignore your listing entirely even if the home is a good fit. The best way to keep this from happening is by pricing your home in the same price range as the rest of the neighborhood.
Not Making Home Repairs
Buyers are going to be immediately turned off if they walk into the home and see a state of disrepair. Not taking the time to make small visible fixes is going to make the buyer think that the house is going to have major issues. Taking the time to get the house in great shape before showing it at an open house will ensure the house sells faster.
Leaving Your Stuff Everywhere
Buyers want to feel like they could move into the house as soon as the purchase is finalized. They also want to envision themselves living in the home, and this is almost impossible if you have your personal items throughout the house. This is more difficult to pull off when selling a home you are currently living in, but it is best to stage the home with as few personal items as possible.
Getting Emotionally Invested
While you may have lived in your house for years, you have to drop any emotional attachment to the home the second it hits the market. You can’t take it personally if the buyer wants to make a major change to the house after the purchase. Their idea of a perfect home is not going to be the same as yours.
The best way to make sure you do not insult the buyer when they bring up their vision of the home is by letting your real estate professional handle home viewings. If you have become too attached to your home or are guilty of any of the other three things on this list, then you make sure they are corrected before your next open house.
Open houses can be successful if done right. If you are just about ready to have one give us a call here at Clean Green Real Estate, LLC for some last minute pointers. If you’ve just completed an open house we’d love to hear from you to see how it went!