Here's my last thought in my series for home sellers...
Last time my wife and I sold our house, the buyer asked my wife, “What is your favorite thing about living here?” She answered, “I really like my neighbor Wayne who lives next door. He’s a good friend of mine.”
That was a very true answer; she and ol’ Wayne are good pals. But later she kicked herself; she said she should have mentioned the view, or the light off the river, or something else the buyer could appreciate. On the other hand, now the buyer knows about her great neighbor. Maybe they’ll be friends, too.
As you’re getting ready to sell your house, think about it from the buyer’s perspective. Make a few lists in answer to these questions:
It’s also wise to consider what time of day is best for showing your house. Does the sun shine in through the windows in the morning and blind you? Is the patio nicest in the evening?
Another important thing to keep in mind is how your house will look in photos. Is there a special view the Realtor should take a picture of? I would even go so far as to take a few photos myself. After all, you are home in all kinds of weather and at all times of day. You can get a good shot of the house in the fresh winter snow, or among the great autumn foliage, or overlooking the sunset view.
Don’t rely on your Realtor to pick out the best features in your home; do a little brainstorming of your own. After all, you’re the property owner, and you know your house best.
One of my favorite things is helping Asheville property owners get their houses ready to sell.
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