While you shouldn’t panic if the house doesn’t sell the moment you list it, you should begin to worry if the months start flying by without any real offers.
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We don’t want to hurt our clients’ feelings, but there are a few things that often pop up in the course of transactions that we wish sellers already knew, so that you could avoid some awkward conversations. While the actual delivery would be far more diplomatic, these are the top difficult things we as Realtors wish we could easily tell sellers:
- Your home decor isn’t perfect for selling.
- Stop being so secretive with your agent.
- Remodeling doesn’t guarantee a price uptick.
- Be ready to fix some things.
WASHINGTON – July 6, 2017 – Sixty-two percent of sellers’ agents say that staging a home decreases the amount of time a home spends on the market, according to the National Association of Realtors® (NAR) 2017 Profile of Home Staging.
“Realtors know how important it is for buyers to be able to picture themselves living in a home and, according to NAR’s most recent report, staging a home makes that process much easier for potential buyers,” says NAR President William E. Brown. “While all real estate is local, and many factors play into what a home is worth and how much buyers are willing to pay for it, staging can be the extra step sellers take to help sell their home more quickly and for a higher dollar value.”
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