1. Price the property competitively.
2. Allow the property to be shown with or without an appointment, just as long as the prospective buyer’s agent is present. Make sure to get the agent’s business card.
3. Whenever possible, please be out of the house when prospective buyers and their agents want to see it. Buyers need to “try it on for size”, and they can’t do that as long as you are there.
4. Eliminate any barrier to the free flow of traffic in the home. Such items as bulky or extra furniture, house plants that stick into traffic ways, toys or clothes not put away, beds not made, etc., slow down traffic and make rooms look smaller and darker.
5. Your agent is on your side and won’t get paid until you get results. Advice from a professional is useless unless you take it!
6. Look at the front of your house. Size it up as objectively as you can, asking yourself this question: if a buyer pulled up in front, would the appearance pull them inside?
7. Make all improvements with an eye toward marketing your home to the most people. Be aware of unusual colors or styles which might clash with a prospective buyer’s taste.
8. Be willing to consider ANY offer at any time. Remember, you are always the final judge of what’s accepted and what’s not!