5 Common Offences of Home Sellers

You've been in this house for years, you know every little thing, you also stopped noticing some little things long time ago. And some of those things aren't little. Some of them are huge, LOUD, OFFENSIVE and INSULTING! I know, we discussed this before, but repetition is what makes it perfect! Here we go – 5 most common offences of home sellers!

Offensive Home Sellers

1. Offense number 1 – Home owner at home during showings. I have to say, while some couples will just sit quetly in the corner watching TV and minding there own business, the others will follow the agent and buyers everywhere. Asking questions, interrupting, pointing out upgrades and trying to direct everyone around the house. Just an FYI, buyers have eyes, they have ears, noses and all other parts of their bodies – meaning they can see, smell and touch on thir own – just let them be!

2. Offence number 2 – Pets! Pets are great, they are our dear friends and family members, they are cute and adorable, but…Some buyers have allergies, some are just afraid of certain animals. And why do you think they are in your house? Right, to see and buy it. Not to pet your cat and not to talk to your bird.

3. Offence number 3 – Smells! And the worst are – smoking, pets and strong spices. I wish Sellers know how many times I had Buyers run back to the car as soon as the house door opens! Some smells are very tough to remove, especially in the carpeted areas. My only advice would be – clean, clean and clean

4. Offence number 4 – Renovations on the way! Try to finish all the projects before your home goes on the market – you really don't want the buyer to see all those cans of paint, ladders, pieces of wood and brushes. And even less then that you want your buyer to trip over this stuff.

5. Offence number 5 – Dirt / Clutter. If you have too much stuff to put it nicely away – better load it in boxes. Buyers will rather understand piles of boxes in a corner then piles of clutter on the floor and all horizontal surfaces.

Respect your potential buyer  – this is the best thing you can do to sell your home fast and for top dollar.

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More Tips for Home Buyer

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Moving Checklist –  based on the list from Martha Stewart
Some More Mortgage Terms and Rates
Mortgage Basics
Your Home and Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs
10 Reasons Why You Need a Realtor to Buy a House

More Tips for the Home Seller:

Mr. and Mrs. Home Seller, please, Leave the Premises!!!!
Home Seller Tips – Take Lots of Photographs of Your Garden
Closing Your Pool for the Winter – Homeowner Tips
National Do-Not-Call-List – Do You Really Know What this is?
Video Tours, Virtual Tours or a Combination of both
Making Your House Buyer Friendly – 10 Seller's Best Friends
Please, Don't Let the Cat Out – you gotta be kidding me!
Handymen Gone Handless or possibly brainfree!
Moving Checklist
Discount Real Estate Brokers – Illusion and Reality or Free Cheese, Get now – Pay later

Compliments of Marina Gavrylyuk
Real Estate Agent with Sutton Group Summit Realty – delivering Wealth of Real Estate!



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