There are many tips I’d like to share with you about preparing your home and yourself to show your home. Today let’s look at three of these, and we will add to these three in future blogs.
I think most agents would agree, we have seen and heard about everything known to mankind, from sellers and buyers, about how things should be done differently. Sometimes we actually listen ; )
1. BE READY TO SHOW AT ALL TIMES
You should be aware that same day and even last minute requests come to us more often than not to see your home. If you have strong stipulations about, say, 24 hour notices or limitations of that sort, then you might be cutting yourself out of a good bit of the buying market.
There are multiple stories of buyers that ask to look at a house last minute, and they wind up buying it. My wife, Cile, and I are real-life examples of this when we sold our home on Mimosa Drive.
2. DON’T BE PRESENT WHEN YOUR HOUSE IS SHOWN
This one is a killer on lots of deals. Most times, even when you think you could do a big favor to the Realtor by “helping” them show your house, you’re not. Most buyers are uncomfortable is the seller is there. They can’t look as much as they would like to and may not ask the questions they want to ask if the seller is present. They feel like intruders rather than potential buyers. That being the case, go for a ride or walk, or go peep out from your neighbors’ windows…. THAT HAPPENS A LOT.
3. PETS NEED TO BE CONTROLLED
I know… We love pets and they are adorable. (Most of them are, at least.) Remember cousin Eddie’s dog, Snots, on Christmas Vacation? I’m cracking up now thinking about him. Anyway, when a Realtor is showing your house, your pet needs to be gone. Not everyone likes a pet and some folks are afraid of them or allergic to them.
I hope these tips help. I also know we have a good many Realtors in Dublin that can help you sell your home or help you buy a home.
That means you do have a choice and we would like to earn your confidence at Premier Properties of Dublin where “Service is Our Culture.”
Talk to you next week,
Phil Best, Sr. CRS, GRI
478 278-1819 C
478 274-1606 O