Guard your privacy when showing your house or are planning an open house. Put away anything you wouldn’t want to be seen or that could potentially put off a buyer.
Chalmette House Buyers: Buyers who come to look at your house for sale certainly don’t likely buy homes often. This means they won’t necessarily know what’s acceptable and what’s not when it comes to invading your privacy. Some will come in and act like houseguests that are uncomfortable snooping through your closets, entering your bedroom, or taking a look inside your kitchen cabinets. Others will have no problem doing so and may even go overboard unintentionally, but invading your privacy just the same.
Buyers who come to look at your house for sale certainly don’t likely buy homes often. This means they won’t necessarily know what’s acceptable and what’s not when it comes to invading your privacy.
Be patient and remember that people don’t buy houses often and may not know what’s polite and what isn’t. Guard your privacy by being proactive when it comes to protecting your identity and valuables. Another thing to consider is that there are actually those who simply go to an open house or schedule a showing with the express purpose of grabbing something or perhaps casing the place for future reference. It doesn’t happen often, but don’t leave yourself wide open to theft.
Put your mail away. Don’t leave it sitting out in plain view even if you feel you have nothing to hide. A buyer who sees a letter from the IRS or from a collection company can lose confidence in you and may decide you aren’t trustworthy in your financial dealings. Open all of your drawers and see what’s on top. Remove anything incriminating or embarrassing. Put your mail and anything you wouldn’t want seen out of reach. Place it in a safe if you have one. If not, lock it in your car trunk until the visitors have gone on their way.
Guard your privacy by being proactive when it comes to protecting your identity and valuables.
Put your mail and anything you wouldn’t want seen out of reach.
Finally, take your personal displays off the walls.
Keep the real estate plan out of sight. When you make up your potential offers and counter offers, outlining the real final price you expect to get, it will be less than what the house is listed at. The buyers shouldn’t see what you really want or that’s where the price negotiations may begin.
Finally, take your personal displays off the walls. Your wedding photos and other items that will state your religious affiliation could put off some buyers. Diplomas and professional certifications can put people off that have personal bias against certain groups of people. Attorneys, for example, may scare buyers away. If you can have clothing of both men and women in your closet, the buyer won’t have a clue that you are going through a divorce and are desperate to sell. Think of whatever you can and prepare the house ahead of visitors.
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