So you’ve decided to sell your home? Great! This can be a very exciting time but it can also be stressful as you wait for a good offer to come in. As experienced Realtors, one thing that we can assure you is that if you do any of these 5 things, you’ll be waiting around much longer for a good offer to come in. So here’s our advice...don’t do any of them!
1. Paint every room a different color
Before selling your home, it’s not necessary to paint every single wall white. What is important is to stick to a cohesive color scheme that is neutral and will appeal to lots of different people with different tastes.
2. Let the landscaping go
It may be tempting to save on the flower budget if you hope to be out of your home before the summer ends. But investing in a few flowers will make your home look inviting to potential homebuyers. Also remember to keep flower beds weeded, the grass cut, and trees and shrubs pruned.
3. Smoke inside your home
If you are a smoker who smokes inside your home, stop as soon as you think you might want to sell! Cigarette smell is very hard to remove from a home and the sooner you stop smoking inside, the easier it’ll be. Plus, it’ll prevent you from constantly shampooing your carpets and washing down the walls while you’re showing your home.
4. Let your home fall into disrepair
Homebuyers are more likely to buy a home that needs fewer repairs. A home is a major purchase and the last thing homebuyers want to do after buying a home is to shell out lots of cash on things like a new roof, drywall, or furnace. Homebuyers tend to believe that even small repairs will cost more than they actually do so do yourself a favor, and fix what needs to be fixed.
5. Clutter up your home
Clutter and dirt will cause potential homebuyers to believe you didn’t care for your home well. Show them how much you loved and cared for your home (and how much they will too!) by keeping it clean and clutter free!
If you were buying a home, what kinds of things would turn you off of a particular property? Share in the comments below.