Do you want to sell your house? Perhaps you're a bit overwhelmed by the number of things you have to do to prepare your home for showing to buyers. You're not completely alone. In fact, most homeowners are at a loss as to how they should start in the home showing preparation process. The first thing you need to do is make an inventory of all the known issues in your house. Since the exterior is super important with showing your home, focus on that especially and see what you can do. There are many tips on home showing but here are three good ones to remember.
You've probably seen a few or even many homes whose walls showing obvious signs that mirrors, photographs, paintings, or any other items you'd normally hang on a wall. Tiny holes in the walls are often left unfilled, and the presence of those tiny holes can affect a prospective buyer's impression of the home and ultimately his or her decision to buy. The holes are tiny imperfections that some buyers might take issue with and some buyers might simply chalk up to the normal use of the house. Before showing your home, make sure to inspect your drywall for visible cracks and holes. If there is damage on your drywall, have it repaired before showing your home. It shouldn't cost you a lot. Fill in nail holes with spackle and then apply paint over the wall. How your home looks overall is important when you're trying to sell it. When buyers look at your home, they're not just going to look at your house as one big picture; they're going to look at the nooks and crannies, and they'll even notice the smallest of cracks or tiniest speck of dust on your windows. So even before you put your home on the market, make sure that you replace those windows that are cracked or broken. You might also want to put cleaner, brighter drapes or curtains in the living room and most rooms. This will leave a better impression on potential buyers. If you leave windows in disrepair or if you have blinds or drapes that are dusty and moldy, buyers are going to think you hardly care about your home. If you get them started in that line of thinking, they're going to wonder what else could be wrong with the house.
During a home showing, you need to keep your contact with buyers at a minimum. Obviously, you'll have to interact with buyers if you're the one showing them the house and your realtor isn't there. Try to be friendly without overdoing it. It's also important that you don't negotiate with a buyer unless you're selling your home on your own. Your realtor is the best person who can negotiate and get you the best price for your home. No matter how insistent the buyer gets about negotiating, be polite but firm; let them know that you'll pass their questions along to your realtor. Realize that the home showing process doesn't have to be too difficult or stressful a time for you. Stress can be minimized by being organized and employing a methodical approach. It also helps to stick to the budget you've set for getting your home ready for showing. When it comes to home showing, you need to consider the small details as well because they're crucial to a buyer's purchase decision.