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Tips on Showing Your Home to Potential Buyers

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Summary:
After you’ve primped and prettified your home for the purpose of making
it look more attractive to potential buyers, the next logical step you
will have to take is to actually make these buyers feel welcome in your
abode.


Keywords:
real estate, for sale by owner, contract, realtor, real estate agent,
investment, forms, contract, fsbo


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After you’ve primped and prettified your home for the purpose of making
it look more attractive to potential buyers, the next logical step you
will have to take is to actually make these buyers feel welcome in your
abode.

Whether or not you’re selling your home on your own or through the
assistance of real estate agents, the basic tips for successful home
showing remain the same.

The first is that you should always be ready to show your home to
potential buyers. Naturally this does not mean that you should entertain
guests who come knocking in the middle of the night. It simply means that
you should be flexible with your availability. Always be ready to show
off your home and greet your guests with a smile even if your guest comes
in 15 minutes early or 15 minutes late. Don’t worry; clients who know
that they are running a bit late usually call to advise you.

Unless you’re selling your home by yourself, it is also ideal if you
discreetly remove yourself from the premises when the agents are showing
off your property. Although it is understandable that you would want to
see the reaction of the buyer, buyers may feel uncomfortable when you’re
around. They many not be able to ask the agent questions about your home,
nor feel free to open doors, windows, even lights. If you’re doing the
selling, you may open and close doors yourself and naturally, answer
their questions. However, try to keep your distance. Give your guests
privacy and let them explore the place on their own.

As a home seller, it is also important that you remain slightly
impersonal in your dealings with clients. This does not mean that you
would act like a robot to your guests. It simply means that you should
avoid bringing up your opinion on controversial topics such as religion
or politics.
It is also advisable that you keep your pets away from the guests as they
may be frightened by your friendly Labrador or may find the distinct
animal aroma your pet emits offending.

Finally, for your own safety, try to know as much about the potential
buyer before you allow them inside your home. You can verify the details
they have provided (phone number, email, etc), by making a return call or
sending them an electronic message. It is also ideal if you could have
another person on site when you are showing off your home. If this is not
possible then make your guests enter the home (and the interior rooms)
first and situate yourself by the door at all times. This way, you can
easily run off if something goes wrong.

				
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