When selling your home, there are some things you need to remember to make sure that no one is inconvenienced or that your house is perfectly ready to be sold anytime! When on sale, the number one priority is for your house to be ALWAYS available for show. While this may seem to be inconvenient for you at times, you will be able to show your house to a lot of prospects and, thus, will enable you to sell your house faster.
Most real estate agents will call hours beforehand when showing your house to prospective buyers. However inconvenient it may be for you, the best decision would be to allow the agents show the house to the prospects as planned. Refusing might only lead you to lose a prospective buyer.
Here are other reminders for you when selling your home:
- It’s Best Not To Be Home.
The prospective buyers will not be comfortable viewing your home when you’re around. They will feel like intruders. They may also not be up to being critical of the house because of the your presence.
If you cannot leave the premises, do your best to not intervene with the agent and guests. Try to remain out of sight. You can answer any inquiries from the agent or guests, but only when asked.
- Turn On All the Lights In and Out Of the House.
Even if it’s broad daylight, turning on all the lights in and out of your house is recommended. The lights will help brighten up areas in your house which cannot be reached by natural sunlight. It will also prevent harsh shadows and will make your house more cheerful and bright to look at.
- No Scented Sprays or Artificial Fragrances!
You never know if the guests are allergic to certain scents or fragrances. It may also offend others. If you want a pleasant smell around your house, opt for something natural. Or you can have a potpourri pot. You can also try turning on your stove burner or oven for a moment and putting a drop of vanilla extract on it.
- Keep Your Pets Controlled Or Take Them With You.
To let the agents freely take the prospective buyers on a tour around your home, it is best for you to take your pets with you outdoors. It is not recommended for pets to go running around the property. Some prospects may not be too keen on having pets, or may be allergic.
It is also better to have a notice put up. If you cannot take your pets with you, keep them in safely penned area on your backyard. For household pets, you can put them in a room and put a sign on the door stating about the pets.
- Keep Everything Tidy and Clean.
Make sure to empty your trash bins every time prospects come. Go through the bedrooms and see to it that the beds are made, and the curtains are well placed. Papers and scatters should be picked up and stacked neatly where it belongs. Do not leave empty glasses, saucers, or any unnecessary stuff around the house. The house has to be freshly dusted and swept or vacuumed. It is important for the house to be clean and to present it with a positive atmosphere.