Most seasoned real estate agents have seen it all when showing homes to potential buyers: sinks full of dishes, worn-out carpets and all manner of creative paint schemes.
If you’re getting your home ready to go on the market, you probably have a list of things to do before buyers start coming through the door. But what are some of the things you should NOT do?
Most people forgot to pay attention to things you cannot see but can smell. It’s important to pay attention to odors. It’s best not to let buyers in until you’ve had a dispassionate third party give the home a sniff test. If it’s not good news, address the source – don’t try to cover it up.
Also, it always pays to look at your home through the eyes of a buyer who’s seeing it for the first time.
Here are 10 more tips on what not to do when trying to sell your home: