5 Tips to Make Your House Sellable
Most sellers believe that in this hot market, they should have an offer on their home within the first 72 hours, however, they do not understand that they are a small part of the success of their home sale. A good agent can get their listing in front of 100s of buyers, but the attempt will do nothing if buyers do not like the first impression of a home. Remember, a first impression is worth a thousand words.
And no, we don’t mean the beer. A potential buyer should be walking into a bright and inviting home, not a dungeon. A good photographer will make sure your curtains and blinds are open while taking listing photos. It’s up to you to keep those blinds open on a daily basis and let the let shine in.
This is a perfect “hit two birds with one stone” analogy. Keep the temperature in your home at a comfortable setting so the potential buyers are not having a heatstroke or forming icicles from their nostrils. Plus, it will show that your HVAC system works!
This could be handled two ways. Definitely make sure that any pets have been relocated during showings, and especially open houses. You may think it’s okay to hide your pets away in the garage or unused closet, but even if you post a sign alerting the buyer agent and buyers not to view that area of the home, 9 times out of 10 someone will still accidentally open that door. Personally, when it comes time for us to sell, our overly-shedding labrador will spend most of his time at his grandparents’ home so we are not vacuuming dog hair from nooks and crannies on a daily basis.