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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

How to Help Your Realtor Sell Your Home (Without Hurting Yourself).

I recently showed a home for sale in Viera, Florida where the sellers would not shut up!  I know that sounds rude but the buyers remarked after we departed that "Those people sure were annoying! We could not get out of there fast enough!"

It is obvious they did not like the home.

Actually I am not sure if they gave the house a fair assessment.

A couple of key points I urge sellers to consider when preparing their home for the market are cleanliness and distraction.   Either can be a kiss of death for marketing a home. 

In this case it was the distraction issue.

If you are considering selling your Viera, Florida home consider leaving when your home is shown.  Your real estate agent was hired to market your home.  The buyer's real estate agent was hired to find the buyers the right home.

Neither real estate agent needs your assistance.  Besides, as the seller, you are paying them both when your house is sold!

I understand there are circumstances and situations where a seller can not leave for all showings.  In those cases, excuse yourself and take a seat on the back porch or even a short walk. 

Regardless, do not volunteer anything about your home.  Your Viera real estate agent has already had you complete seller property disclosures.  Your agent may even have had you make a copy of recent utility bills available on a counter.  You may have included a copy of the association rules. 

Let the disclosures and documents speak for you.

Buyers want to view your home and discuss the pros and cons without prying eyes or ears.  "Bird dogging"
prospective buyers does not work when selling your home. 

If you are ready to buy a home in Viera, Florida, call or text me at 321-693-3850 if I can help in any way.  

Likewise, I work for Viera, Florida home sellers as well.  Call me, please!  

Either way, if you are selling remember are not helping the listing agent by staying and talking up the property. 

This is post number 4,000 for this blog - Florida Homes For Sale.  While this is not a very significant number for anyone selling or buying a home in Florida it is important to me because this persistent effort generates business.

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