We’ve all heard about what we SHOULD do when trying to sell our homes. I want to take a few minutes to remind you of a few things you should NOT do when selling your home.
Don’t Go Overboard On Home Improvements
Sure, doing actual repairs and small touch-ups to make your home shine during showings are necessary. But when it comes to major improvements or remodels that are specific to your taste, hold off. Don’t build something they may end up having to undo to fit their lifestyle.
Don’t Over Decorate
When showing your home, you want it to be a blank canvas for your buyers. You want to keep things as neutral as possible so that buyers can imagine their decorations on the walls. If you’re thinking about your favorite canvas or purple tapestry, save it for your next home.
Don’t Stay During A Showing
Being a polite host is great for a dinner party - not when you’re trying to sell your home. When you get the call for a showing, don’t hang around. Pack up the family and the pets and leave. It will save on the awkward greetings, and it’ll help the potential buyers picture themselves living there.
Don’t Take Criticism Personally
After a showing, It’s tough to get criticism or a low ball offer. Your home is the biggest investment of your life. If you’ve worked hard to make things just the way you like it, it can be tough. It’s an emotional experience, but at the end of the day, it’s business.
If you need help preparing your home to sell, I’d be happy to help you get through the dos and don'ts of the buying and selling process. Give me a call or text, or shoot me an email to start the process.