Do you secretly wish that you could get inside of the mind of the real estate agent who is helping you to sell your property? Below are just three aspects of selling your house that your agent wished that you understood.
The devil is in the details
It's understandable for you to feel protective and enamored about your property, especially if you've invested money into remodeling or design projects. But if you have built the cost of your projects into your sales price and if you're hoping for a premium sale, then your prospects are going to expect everything to be perfect.
They don't want to see your odd-colored backsplash tiles. They definitely don't want to see marble or granite countertop grain that doesn't mesh with the grain of your floors. And speaking of floors, uneven floorboards are a definite no-no! Keep in mind that the price you ultimately sell your house for largely depends upon the perception of your prospective buyer. They're the ones who determine whether or not your property gets sold.
They want their lived-in look, not yours
Buying a new home is one of the most important decisions a person will make. Especially if the buyer is purchasing their first home, they'll want to envision their new life inside of the property. As they tour your property, they want to imagine themselves cooking in the kitchen, soaking in the tub, and entertaining in the living room. This means that you need to present your property looking as fresh and inviting as possible. The moment your real estate agent places your property on the open market, you need to ensure that your property is ready to inspire and entice the dreams of your potential buyer. Yes, this can be challenging if you still live inside the house. But presenting the house as dusty, dirty, musty, or disorganized will not get your house sold.
Staleness happens to home listings, too
But did you know that real estate listings can become stale? A listing that has been on the market for an extended period of time is actually referred to as stale by those in the real estate industry. And just like stale food, a house that has sat too long is perceived to be undesirable. Potential buyers and their real estate agents will question why no one wants the listing, and they'll often avoid it. Worse, a stale listing very rarely gets full asking price. This is why you need to take the direction of your real estate agent. You don't want potential buyers to gain control of the buying transaction because they sense that you're desperate to finally sell your house.
A real estate agent will help you sort out the details, figure out the staging, and sell the home before it gets stale. Reach out to a real estate agent in your area.