If you have listed your home for sale, you’ve probably cleaned it and staged it as if Architectural Digest were stopping by for a photo shoot. But, the home isn’t the only thing under scrutiny. You are, too. No matter how nice your home is you can also affect how potential buyers feel about making an offer. Here are a few etiquette “rules” sellers should follow to best show their homes, and themselves:
- Leave the home during showings or an open house – prospective buyers will appreciate the freedom to view the home with their agent.
- Take your pets with you – not everyone will like your pet, and some may be intimidated by some animals.
- Move your car – make it easy for visitors to park and view your home. No one likes parking issues; having them is a sure way to get a viewing off to a bad start.
- Be patient waiting for feedback – you’ll want to know what viewers thought about your home, and the showing agent should be able to provide feedback.
- Be willing to negotiate – everyone wants top dollar for their home, but an unwillingness to negotiate may inhibit a possible sale and keep your home on the market long after you hoped it would be sold.
Selling a home can be complicated, and Debbie and Bruce Schwanbeck with Ebby Halliday Companies’ is available to guide you through the process. Contact them for more on how to successfully sell your home.
Source: Mary Frances, CEO – Ebby Halliday Realtors – ETIQUETTE FOR HOME SELLERS
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