4 Things Not To Do When Putting Your Home On The Market

Posted by Steph Kaye on Thursday, December 28th, 2017 at 5:06pm.

Don’t Over-Improve:

If you find that there are some appliances that might need updating or some cabinetry that needs replacement those are valuable investments. Yet, looking to create a man-cave or to trick out the basement in a Studio 54 kinda way, probably won’t fly. If you don’t have those items in place at the time of putting your house on the market – Don’t go and invest thinking that those are value-adds. Knowing what potential buyers want is never easy, but trying to assume they will love what you love as a new addition can pose a problem for a sale.


Don’t Over-Decorate

While you might have a certain style that appeals to you and is already in place throughout your home that is one thing. However, if there is any way you can neutralize your decorating to accommodate a neutral, palatable decorating scheme that is a great. This allows potential buyers to envision the home as they would wish to have it without being distracted by a style that is not their own.


Don’t Hang Around

This is probably an obvious suggestion but if you have buyers coming over – skedaddle! Buyers don’t want the anxiety of having to pretend they feel something they might not. It’s awkward too, when they’re with their agent, making comments on the home you love. It’s an easier process to have all reactions communicated through agents. You won’t regret going out to that local restaurant and chilling during the house-showing.


Don’t Take Things Personally

Home buying and selling is a very personal experience. The place that people call home is suddenly examined through very discerning eyes, and opinions may clash. Yet, it’s important not to take anything personally. Remember that everyone has their own interpretation of space, and it most likely doesn’t mirror yours. So, try and let things roll off your back and know that there is someone out there who is going to see you house for the gem that it is! Until then, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride! 


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