What Not To Do When Selling Your Home

1. Don’t show off your day to day life

Moving house is about imagining what life will be like somewhere else. Make sure you have space for potential buyers to envision their life in your home. Pick and clean up items like toys lying around and paperwork piles.

2. Don’t be negative

Avoid apologizing and let the buyer make their own mind up about everything. Above all – never give a negative reason for why you are moving. Buyers will ask “Why are you moving?”, and how you answer this can be crucial. Never lie, but always try to focus on the positive reasons for selling.

3. Don’t poorly present your property to buyers

Remember, you don’t get a second opportunity to make a first impression. Stage your home to look the best it can to let buyers visualize their own life there. This is very important because you can’t assume that they will see past your personal possessions. Create an environment that will make buyers want to see more.

4. Don’t use bold colors for decor 

Home decor is a personal choice – and while you may love your bright green walls, a buyer may well change their mind about the entire house for this one thing. Many buyers don’t want to have to spend money on the property immediately after they buy. For the cost of a bucket of paint, you will do wonders for your homes value.

5. Don’t ignore the competition

When you are selling your home, you are competing with all other properties for sale that are also in your homes price range. Take time to talk to your realtor about setting a price based around what other similar homes listing price. You want to ensure that you property looks like the best value for money, and will create the best impression to potential home buyers.

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