When you’re selling your home without a real estate agent… you are responsible for marketing your home, showing your home, and selling your home.
And while all three of those things have challenges, we wanted to take a moment to talk about showing your home.
At Flavortown Properties, we’ve been buying and selling homes for a long time in Columbus — and we’re always happy to share advice with buyers and sellers in the area.
So if you’re going the FSBO route, here are some tips for showing your home to sellers!
Depersonalize & Declutter — Buyers want to imagine living in the house. And if the home is cluttered or filled with your personal belongings, that can make it a little hard for the buyer to daydream. So depersonalize and declutter the home before showing it!
Remember Curb Appeal — First impressions are important. And the first time buyers are going to see your property is from the curb. Is the lawn trimmed? Is the exterior clean and uncluttered?
Take Your Time — When showing your home, there’s no need to be in a hurry. Take your time and go at the buyer’s pace. Answer their questions, offer them some iced tea or coffee, and allow them to peruse.
Give The Buyers Space — Being right next to the buyers during the entire showing can make it a little uncomfortable for them to discuss the property. So it’s good form to excuse yourself for a few minutes in the middle of the showing to attend to something so that the buyers can talk about the home without you being right there.
Hope that helps!
Thanks for taking the time to check out our website. We are local Columbus residents that focus on buying properties off-market (with no commissions) for cash. We are not “flippers” or “investors” looking to pay pennies on the dollar. We are local Buckeyes with families and we focus on buying rental properties. This allows us to make fair market value offers based on comparable sales and needed repairs. We are a small, but mighty team that thrives on helping others and works toward a common goal that provides a positive outcome for everyone.