Tips For Sellers:
1. Do not stay in the house with the buyer and their agent is going through! Buyers and their agents like to talk through each house to point out the pros and cons and they won’t do that if you are within earshot!
When a buyer walks through your home, they are going to try to see themselves in the house! With you there it will be impossible! Also, they will feel very uncomfortable looking in to closets and kitchen cabinets!
Best advice - LEAVE!!!!
2. Make sure you have done everything possible to have your home in showcase level! And don’t you decide if it is in tip top condition, as the Realtor, or better yet, hire a Staging Coordinator!
Showing a messy house is a kiss of death! Remember, it is work to keep your house lookiing like a model home, but you must if you want to compete with the other homes for sale in your price range!
HGTV has infused buyers with visions of what their next home should look like, so make yours match their impressions!
3. Rent a Storage Locker! If you really are planning to move, then pack up your “stuff” and move it into a short-term rental storage. Make your closets look half empty! Make your counters cleaned off of appliances and personal items! Look under your beds and remove everything! Clean out your basement and garage! Believe me it will make moving a breeze!
4. Don’t Price your Home! Let your agent work up the market price and be ready to lower it every two weeks! Most buyers won’t even bother looking at your home if the asking price is clearly higher than the market stats that they are looking at online.
Top experienced agents like Steve Babbitt understand the history of the market and the conditions that affect the market price.