Want to help sell your house? Get Lost!
Here is a tip that I think more home owners selling their home should take into account. I was showing homes the other day in Tuscany when my clients and I entered a property where the seller thought it was OK to stay for the showing, and try to give us his own sales pitch. Wrong move! He totally came off on us like a used car salesman. It completely turned my clients off and they left the house in such a hurry they didn’t even put their shoes on. In over ten years of being in the real estate business this has happens not a lot, but occasionally. More so it seems when we are in a market where the houses aren’t selling themselves. needless to say my clients never bought that particular house.
Want to know what is the best thing you can do during showings of your home?
Make yourself scarce!
Ever shopped in a store where the employees clearly work on commission and almost seem to lurk in the background, watching your every move, while you shop? I am sure we can all name a few stores in Calgary that match this description.
This scenario doesn’t really put you in the buying mood, does it?
It can be uncomfortable exploring a home when you also feel like you’re being watched or given a strong sales pitch. Making buyers feel comfortable when looking for a home is absolutely essential. Buying a home is not like buying a car. It’s a huge personal decision that is stressful enough without someone trying to sell you a home you just stepped foot it. Buyers tend to have little interest in asking you questions about your property because the answers you provide will certainly be biased in some way. This is why you have hired a Realtor to represent you and your home. Now is the time to step back and let him or her do just that!
Hope this helps the used car salesman out there.
Have a great day,
Nevin Van Nest . Realtor . Royal LePage Foothills