Yesterday, we discussed the first top steps on how NOT to sell your New Windsor Real Estate. Today, we will continue with the rest of the list. If you don’t want to sell your property, then follow these tips:
1. Bugs, Rodents, Pests: Needless to say, the last thing a buyer wants to see are bugs, whether it be ants, cockroaches or gads, anything larger, like mice. If mice traps are found laying around in a garage, or a can of insect repellent sitting on a counter, buyers will assume the worse. If you do have a problem, hire an exterminator before you put the house on the market. Just make sure there are no critters anywhere!
2. Bad Curb Appeal: A buyer won’t even walk inside if they are confronted with horrible curb appeal for your New Windsor real estate. If you have a yard that is unkempt, peeling paint, missing shutters and clutter scattering your yard, buyers will keep on driving.
3. Wet Basements: If a buyer walks into a basement of your New Windsor real estate and it smells damp, a red flag is triggered. Often times, the repairs are minor. Investigate what the problem is and have it corrected.
4. Not Leaving Your Home: If you prefer to stay inside while your house is being shown, that’s a huge turn off. As we have mentioned on this site many times, buyers want privacy so they can feel free to open closet doors or kitchen cabinets. If you stick around and offer information about the house when a buyer isn’t asking questions, they won’t take your home seriously but rather view you as an over aggressive owner who could be very difficult to work with.
5. By Appointment Only: While there are times when this is necessary, overall, avoid showing your home by appointment only. Don’t make it difficult for a buyer to see your home, as there are too many properties that make it easy for a buyer to walk through.
Overall, any homes that are difficult to show earn an unsavory reputation among real estate agents. The last thing we want to do is waste our buyer’s time by showing New Windsor real estate that is not in good condition. Make it easy on yourself otherwise your home could be sitting on the market for a long time.