If you’re like most people selling a home in Lake City, you know that means people will eventually come to see it.
And that means you should high-tail it out of the house.
But why should you leave, and what should you take with you?
Should You Stay Home When Buyers Come to See Your House?
When your Lake City Realtor® calls you or texts you to let you know that someone’s interested in seeing your home, you want to make yourself scarce. That’s because prospective buyers won’t be able to really look at your home with you there. They’ll feel awkward about opening cupboards, spending time in each room, and talking about what they like and dislike about the house.
In fact, when sellers stick around, buyers leave. They move on to the next house and, in the car, talk about how awkward it was that the seller was home.
What About Pets?
Always, always, always take your pets with you when you leave the house. Dogs and cats, most importantly, but if you have birds, hamsters and other animals that it’s easy to move, they should get in the car with you. (You can leave your fish behind.)
Even if the people coming to see your home are animal-lovers, they don’t want your pets underfoot while they’re looking at the home. What’s worse, though, is that they may not be animal-lovers. Some people are allergic, and some people are downright scared of animals – even little ones in cages.
Take your pets’ belongings with you when you leave, too. You don’t want lingering pet odors – or the thought that pets actually live in your home – scaring off your buyers.
Are You Selling or Buying a Home for Sale in Lake City?
If you’re selling a home in Lake City, we’re the local experts. We know how to market your home aggressively and bring in qualified buyers, and we’d love to help you sell quickly and at the right price.
If you’re moving to Lake City, we can help you find the perfect place to live. Call us at 386-243-0124 to tell us what you want from your home and we will begin searching right away.
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