There really is some very good tried and true advice for a seller when they are staging their home for prospective buyers. The following are things that sellers have done mistakenly assuming that it will help them to sell their home, but all it did was cause them to miss their chance to make a great first impression. Never do the following to your home for a showing:
- Leave your pet in the house, assuming that prospective buyers are probably pet owners as well, and will enjoy meeting your beloved furry friend.
- Let shrubs get so big that it blocks out light and has the look of an abandoned house.
- Assume that a buyer will not mind having a list of unfinished jobs to do around the house, if they purchase the home, that is.
- Throw all of your personal items that are laying about into your closets to make the house look clutter-free. One of the first things a prospective buyer does when they step foot into an entryway is to open that closet door, to see how much space it has…
- Assume that a prospective buyer is interested in all of the details of your extremely long kitchen renovation – with a photo album detailing each step.
- Forget to put away your personal papers, such as bills or bank statements.
- Use sickeningly sweet scented candles. Most buyers consider it an alarm bell for deeper odor issues.