Rules of Etiquette for Sellers
If you’re trying to sell your home, you’ve probably scrutinized it, staged it, and scrubbed it down from floorboards to rooftop as if the folks from Architectural Digest were stopping by for a cover shoot. OK, so it’s in immaculate shape—but your home isn’t the only thing under scrutiny here. You are, too! That’s right: No matter how nice your home is, your behavior can also affect how buyers feel about making an offer.
The 8 rules of etiquette include:
Leave the House
Take your pets with you
Move your car (to allow visitors to park)
Offer some refreshments
Leave important documents out for viewing
Wait patiently for feedback
Price the home correctly
Listen to professional advice
No matter what kind of market it is, yes even in a strong buyers market, it is a good idea for the home seller to follow some of these rules of etiquettes. Purchasing a home is a very emotional process: do or say the wrong thing to a buyer, and you could lose him/her.
Check out the full post on realtor.com for all the details.
On a related note, if you’re looking to sell your house or condo, and planing on hosting an Open House as part of your sellig strategy, here are some tips on holding a successful O.H.
5 Tips to hold your best Open House ever
The success of open houses can really depend on a number of things. Some things we simply have zero control over, such as weather patterns, current market conditions and traffic, but others are easier to deal with so we can make our home better. If the previous owners have taken the time to declutter and improve the curb appeal of your current home, then you will have a far easier time dealing with the following tips: More info via Winnipeg’s Real Estate Blog