Home selling tips have come a long way from just making sure there was a roof overhead and an outhouse in the back. Although in years past, those may have been some of the bigger selling points when home buying, most homes now have a built-in bathroom and a roof with shingles that keeps the rain out. However, there are still some home selling tips that should be adhered to when real estate agents sell a home, because if they are followed, you can be assured of top dollar when the “sold” sign is placed in the front yard.
Size Up Your Potential Home Buyers
If a real estate agent is going to be showing a home to young hipsters or liberal free spirits, he/she needs to make sure of not wearing any shoes and that he/she is wearing a clean pair of yoga pants. In every room he/she enters, say: “Yes, I feel the warmth and love here.” Be sure to stress how unique and one-of-a-kind your house is.
For the conservative real estate agents on the list ask not what the potential home buyers can do for you, but what you can do for the potential home buyers. Nothing speaks better than a suit and a tie, no matter what gender you are, and make sure to have several Ronald Reagan buttons attached to your chest. When you enter every room and begin describing it, always end the home selling points with, “Read my lips.”
There’s an old saying that goes something like this: “Quiet doors sell a house, squeaky doors sell a home.” Virtually everyone who was growing up always remembers the squeaky doors in their home from when they were young. Before breaking out the WD40, consider giving the prospective home buyer a warm and fuzzy feeling from their youth and leave a few doors in their natural state. If no doors are currently squeaking, a towel and a hair dryer pointed at the hinges should do the job nicely.
The Aunt Bertha and Uncle Tenoose Initiative
Make sure that any potential home buyer knows that Aunt Bertha and Uncle Tenoose have already looked at the house and are ready to buy. You know the type. Bertha and Tenoose are loud, overbearing and obnoxious. If they were to buy a house, the neighborhood would never be the same. You can use the Aunt Bertha and Uncle Tenoose Initiative and tell the prospective home buyers that it is up to them to save the neighborhood, buy the house, keep Bertha and Tenoose away and everyone will be happy. It works every time.
Every real estate agent sometimes need the proverbial “ace in the hole” to sell a home. Using these home selling tips will close the deal when other methods won’t, and can give you an edge over any other selling method. Best of all, they’ll keep Aunt Bertha and Uncle Tenoose from causing havoc in virtually any neighborhood they might want to buy a house in. And that’s the best reason to incorporate these home selling tips every time you sell a home.