A good first
impression sets the tone for the rest of the visit. Ensure
everything from the sidewalk to the backyard is as clean, tidy and
clutter-free as possible.
Make sure your
house smells as clean as it looks.
Consider making an
appointment with a home staging consultant.
Consider hiring a
cleaning agency to make sure that your house is sparkling and
If your house has
been listed through a real estate agency, check your online MLS ad.
Realtors donít always catch errors in the listing.
If you are selling
the house yourself, advertising is everything. If no one knows
itís for sale, no one will make an offer.
Be reasonable when
deciding on your price. Do your research to see what the current
market is like.
Donít turn away
prospective buyers. If they want to come and view your house at 7am
in the morning, let them! Allow the prospective buyer to set
the date and time for the appointment.
Be flexible if the
realtor shows up with prospective buyers and no appointment.
Mistakes and miscommunication sometimes happen and buyers will
understand if a few things are out of place.
If you have
decided to use a FSBO (For Sale by Owner agency), check out their
online ads before you sign a contract. It can be difficult to even
find your own house on some local FSBO sites.