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Mistakes Sellers Make When Selling- Part Three 

Being Home for Showings 

Sellers often make this mistake without realizing how much they are damaging their chances of selling the home.

When a seller hangs around for a showing, the buyer immediately feels rushed. They don’t want to impose on the Sellers. This prevents them from being able to take a good look at the home and form an educated opinion on what it has to offer.

It is also hard to picture themselves living there when they see who actually lives there!

The buyer will be too concerned about saying nice things, and also preoccupied with where the seller is lurking around – possibly listening to the conversations.

This greatly hinders their ability to be free in the conversation with their Agent and it makes getting honest feedback more difficult because now that they met you, they aren’t as willing to be forthcoming with the truth and run the risk of offending you.

This leaves the Seller in the dark about what they actually really thought about the house and hurts their ability to make adjustments that could have been pointed out. It also leaves the Agent in the dark about what the buyers were really thinking while they were in the house. They could have addressed things and possibly come up with solutions or answers that may have helped sell the house.

A seller staying home for the showings is uncomfortable and causes huge roadblocks to getting an offer.

This also applies to having your pets in the home during showings. Pets can be distracting, aggressive, yappy or destructive when strangers enter the house and that can create a chaos that also greatly affects the buyer’s ability to look at your home properly.

Buyers will not enter and enjoy a showing with a yappy dog barking non-stop while they are there. They need to feel the ambiance of living there and your pooch isn’t it. Plus, not everyone likes animals and this could be a real turn off.

So pack up FIDO and go get a coffee. It will be worth it in the end!

In addition to leaving for showings,  Staging a home brings in better offers than not staging it.

So before you are listing, let’s book a 15 minute strategy call to see if my Staging Marketing services are a good fit when I list your home.

Jill Turgeon

REALTOR® @  One Percent Realty & RESA Award Winning Home Stager

& Owner of Simply Irresistible Interiors


Offering her optional “Stage and Sell Real Estate” services to her listing clients, she can strategize with you on the best way to set your home apart for selling


*This website in whole, is not intended to solicit listings that are currently under contract to other brokerages.

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