There are a few mistakes that Realtors® see people make all the time – but the good news is that if you’re selling your home in Lake City, you can use this guide to avoid them.
3 Big Mistakes Sellers Make That Scare Away Buyers
While there are lots of moving parts (and plenty of ways to “mess up” a sale), these are three of the most common mistakes sellers make that send buyers running for the hills:
- Leaving a funky odor in the home
- Letting the home look too personalized
- Turning down showings
Leaving a Funky Odor in the Home
First things first: Clean your house from top to bottom. Then, invite a friend you trust to come in and be brutally honest with you. Is there a musty smell? Pet odor? Something else? It’s hard to notice what your home smells like when you walk into it every day, so have someone you trust give you a fresh perspective… and then fix the issue.
Letting the Home Look too Personalized
You need to depersonalize your home to sell it, which means taking down family photos and eclectic décor. It also means repainting if you need to – it can be hard to sell a home with bright walls that don’t suit everyone’s taste.
Turning Down Showings
It’s perfectly reasonable to ask buyers not to come by during dinner, but if you’re seriously limiting the amount of time you give buyers to come see your home, you’re pushing them away before they even get there. Where do you think they’ll go when yours is closed to showings? The next house – and they probably won’t ask to see yours again.
Are You Selling a Home in Lake City?
If you’re selling a home in Lake City, we’d love to help you.
Call us at 386-243-0124 or get in touch with us online to find out what we can do to advertise your home and help you sell it quickly – and at the right price.
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