If you’re selling a home, you probably have a long list of things you need to do. Here are four things not to do. It’s a short list, but it will help you sell your home faster.
Updating appliances or replacing that cracked cabinet in the bathroom are great ideas. But know where to draw the line. Don’t make improvements that are specific to your tastes, limit a buyer’s options, or create something they may need to un-do.
Over-decorating is just as bad as over-improving. When prepping for a sale, don’t decorate to make a statement. Instead, choose neutral decorating schemes that are universally palatable.
Don’t hang around.
Buyers need to envision the space as theirs, not be confronted by you in your space. When your agent brings a buyer to your house, take off, and bring the kids and the dog with you. If you can’t leave for whatever reason, sit in the backyard or drive around the block a few times.
Don’t take it personally.
Selling a home can be heart-wrenching, but try your best not to take things personally. When a buyer offers less than asking price or says they will need to “modernize” part of the home you love, let it go.