When selling your home, you want to make sure that you are putting the best foot forward in regards to getting your house sold for the appropriate price. Hopefully when selling your home, your realtor will let you know the necessary information you need to know. So, as always, The Ryan King Team is here for you to make sure you know what not to say.
We found an article that shines the light on 6 things that you should never say when you are selling your home. While everyone makes mistakes, we want to make sure that you can go into the process well equipped.
Six Things You DO NOT NEED TO SAY
While your home may be perfect to you, there is no such thing as perfect in regards to a home. The home inspection can also turn up something, whether the home is new or used.
It has been on the market for X…
You NEVER tell someone how long you have been selling the home. This can lead to the wrong message being perceived, and can also make them low ball you because they think you will take a lower price because it has been listed for a longer period.
When moving, per the article, bring out the white lies. While those listing their home may think that a few white lies do not matter, they do and they can also send the wrong message. It also is setting the lister up for potential liability should something go wrong or be wrong with the home. Ms. Alterman continues to state that while you may not have the white lies come back on your, that three times out of four, they come back with teeth.
To make the process smoother, just be upfront with the goings on within the home and be as truthful as possible.
This one is important. You never want to make the buyers think about potential changes that they may want to do to the home. You want to make sure that they want to buy the house that you are selling. So, if you give them ideas, then they start thinking about how much that would cost them to change it down the line. Also, if you wanted to change it after living in the home, are they going to want to change the home in the same manner.
We spent a ton of money on X, Y, and Z:
This one is interesting. When you think about the money you have put into the home, it is very important to you. That does not mean that a home buyer is going to want to shell out more money than the home is worth. They are going to offer comparable from the neighborhood, per Ms. Alterman. She recommends, saving your breath, because they are not going to go up on the price of the offer just because of the finite expenses you have spent on the home for your personal wants.
When selling your home, you want to make sure to get top dollar. That does not mean that being unrealistic. You must maintain a sense of realism and be understanding when your home is listed above reality. Maintaining the ability to negotiation and flexibility throughout the entire process is crucial to an easy real estate experience. If you portray a negativity towards potential buyers or to the real estate agents showing your home, this could start to circulate that you are a negative Nancy and then you home may start showing less or all together. So be positive, flexible, and negotiable.
The importance of these are made clear by Ms. Alterman in the article. The Ryan King Team would also like to add a few more to this list.
This is because you want everyone to think they are moving into their ideal Mayberry. You do not want to tell them about the loose nuts that are rolling around down the street. Make sure that a positive atmosphere is portrayed and positive stories are shared.
NEVER disclose if someone died in the home:
Whether it be a squirrel, dog, human, or land shark. They do not want to know and it can stop a purchase INSTANTLY.
While we know that these things are important, we want you to know that The Ryan King Team is always here for you in regards to the listing and selling of your home. So, if you need us, please call us!
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