Are you sabotaging your house’s sale?

Sabotaging your house sale - The Tuttle Group

There is a housing shortage in DFW, and houses that are on the market aren’t for sale for very long. If you are thinking about getting into the seller’s market, don’t take this trend for granted, there are several ways you could be the barrier between your house selling for the price you’d like, or even selling at all.

Here are some tips to keep in mind if you’re putting your home on the market anytime soon:

Use quality photos: As homebuyers are surfing through photos, make sure your home stands out. Good photos that showcase your home in it’s best light could mean the difference in whether or not potential buyers pay your home a visit.

And make sure your straighten up your home BEFORE the photos are taken. Let your home be the focal point in the pictures, not your clutter in the background.

Get out during house showings: Potential buyers want to imagine themselves in your home. They don’t want to imagine you living in your home. You want to give viewers the freedom to list what they like and what they don’t like about your home. If you are there, they may not be as forthcoming about their opinions, and if they are, your feelings could be hurt.

Getting out of the house is not exclusive to you and your family during showings. Make sure you make arrangements for your pets to be elsewhere when potential buyers do their walk through. You may love your pets, but buyers would rather not know they exist when evaluating a home.

Be honest: Honesty is the best policy in every situation, but especially when selling your house. If you misrepresent your house, potential buyers will notice, and probably walk right out of the door. If you are lying about the square footage of your home, the floor plan, or something else, they may wonder what else you are lying about.

All blog information is of the opinion of the Loan Officer and is not supported by Fairway Independent Mortgage Corporation

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