5 Etiquette Tips for Every Home Seller


Did you know that when selling your home your attitude and behavior is almost as important as the physical attributes of your home? Help potential home buyers connect positively with you and your home with these 5 etiquette tips for every home seller.

  1. Leave During Showings – Even though you know your home inside out (literally), it is good etiquette to leave during showings. This allows potential buyers a chance to really look at the house, and allows the real estate agent to do his or her job.
  2. Take Pets With You – Not all potential buyers of your home will love your pets as much as you do. It is always advisable to take your pets out of the home during showings. There are several reasons – allergic reactions, distractions, and potential messes.
  3. Make Sure There is Parking Space – When you know your home is being shown, make sure there is room in the driveway for potential buyers to park. It is also best to avoid parking in the road in front of your home, as this can block the view and detract from curb appeal.
  4. Have Important Documents Handy – Even if you aren’t there to answer questions in person, make sure you leave relevant documents accessible to your agent and potential buyers. This may include inspection reports, proof of repairs, appraisal, tax information, etc.
  5. Be Patient – Of course you want to sell your home in a timely manner. But remember that in real estate, patience is a virtue. Try not to rush potential buyers or seem to anxious about selling.

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Source: https://www.bhgre.com/bhgrelife/5-etiquette-rules-every-seller-know/?pps=full_pos

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