Recently I wrote about preparing your home for a winter sale and I also gave you some advice on presenting the master bedroom, but what NOT to do when selling, can be equally important.
So here we go – my top 5 selling ‘faux pas’:
Faux Pas #1: Baking or brewing coffee before an inspection – don’t do it!
Stick to clean and fresh fragrances instead. Citrus or woody scents are ideal. Use something good quality though – you don’t want to be giving your prospects headaches!
Faux Pas #2: Decluttering TOO much – where’s the love?
The right furniture and accessories can make an ordinary house feel like a dream home. Finding the right balance between what to keep and what to store, can be tough. Consider a stylist to bring in new items or to help you coordinate your own.
Faux Pas #3: Fake flowers and plants – go real or go home!
Fresh flowers and plants add a lovely ambiance to any room. Keep your display simple and go for single colour floral arrangements or just greenery!
Faux Pas #4: Not wanting to advertise – you can’t sell a secret!
So… you went to all this effort preparing your home for sale, potentially your biggest asset, but you don’t want anybody to know about it? One buyer + another buyer + another buyer + another buyer, who all love your home equals a higher sale price for you.
Faux Pas #5: Attending your own open for inspections – not today!
Believe me you stand out. No matter how inconspicuous you think you are being. You have a different look about you and a buyer can smell you a mile off. Do yourself a favour and go for a walk or short drive. Let your buyers explore your property freely and let your agent do their job.