Don’t Do This… When Putting Your House on the Market
As you ready your home for sale, you may realize you will get a great return on your investment if you make a couple of changes. Updating the appliances or replacing that cracked cabinet in the bathroom are all great ideas. However, it’s important not to over-improve, or make improvements that are hyper-specific to your tastes. Make any needed fixes to your space, but don’t go above and beyond—you may lose money doing so.
Over-decorating is just as bad as over-improving. You definitely want to avoid having your potential buyer may enter your home and cringe. When prepping for sale, neutralize…neutralize…neutralize so it’s more universally palatable.
Don’t hang around.
When we text you to let you know we have a confirmed showing… Great! Your job is to rally the whole family, Max the dog included, to be waiting at the door with fresh baked cookies and big smiles. Right? Wrong. Buyers want to imagine themselves in your space, not be confronted by you in your space. Your job is to get out of the house and take the kids, the dog and the kitty with you.
Don’t take things personally.
Real estate is a business, but buying and selling homes is very, very emotional. When selling your home, try your very best not to take things personally. When a buyer lowballs you or says they will need to replace your prized 1980’s kitchen cabinets with something “more modern,” take it in stride.
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