If you’re a seller and you have an agent, they’re obviously going to be spending a lot of time with you and your home.
You can develop a very close relationship with your selling agent, and while that may be a great thing it can also result in a few frustrating standoffs.
So, let’s break down some common things that can make your listing agent’s job a little tougher than it needs to be.
Your home is a mess
Going back to how often your selling agent is going to be in your home, if it’s a mess it’ll be difficult to sell.
If you want to give your agent the best possible chance at selling your home, it should be ready to show immediately if need be.
If you have toys laying around and dishes in the sink and clothes thrown about, it won’t leave a great impression when your agent brings a potential buyer through.
Here’s Some Tips to Prepare Your Home For Sale.
If you are determined to get that home sold (which I assume you are) make daily cleaning a thing.
If you stay on top of it daily even just 20-30 minutes at a time it’ll be more manageable.
I understand it’s not so easy, it’s not my favourite chore either.
Also, make sure before your home is marketed that you remove any additional clutter that isn’t essential to you living there. The more spacious you can make the home appear while maintaining its appeal the better your shot at selling it quickly.
You’re there for the open house
Be involved with the home selling process by all means, but when you have an open house it’s best if you’re not there.
You are welcome to stay of course but remain in the background unless you are requested to answer a specific question from a buyer.
People are coming to judge your house, in most instances, people won’t be as relaxed and laid back as they need to be if the sellers are following them around.
So prepare to take off and go spend some time with your kids or just go relax somewhere else and trust your agent.
You’re waiting for the best possible offer
Your interpretation of the best possible offer might be skewing your judgement.
You might be in the ideal situation where you’re receiving multiple offers. However, if you try to push the envelope too far you might end up pushing all those potential buyers away.
So striking a healthy balance between your asking price and the offers coming in will come down to listening to your selling agent.
You left a mess for the buyer
You sold your home, which is great. However, you left a mess for the buyer to deal with when they finally decide to move in.
Don’t leave the buyer in a sour mood, remember these are the people who might need to forward your mail for the next few weeks.
So clean out any areas that usually go overlooked (garage, tool shed, side of the house) and make sure the home is welcoming for the buyer.
You’re convinced your home is special… of course, it is, but
Your home will have a different amount of emotional value to you than it will to a prospective buyer.
So try to separate yourself from the intangible qualities of the home that make it so special to you.
Holding on to these special qualities and memories will make the process of selling the home a bit more difficult for your agent.
Remember they see you home for what it is and you see it for something entirely different.
Being aware of that will make this process easier for all parties involved here… Make sure you allow yourself to sell and get on with the next stage in your life.
Just relax, work with your agent and make sure they are in control of this process and everything will be much easier.
They understand how important the home is to you and their goal is to get you the value you deserve.
So ask if you need to do anything additional to the house and stay clear when you need to. Your listing agent will be very appreciative to you throughout the entire process.
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