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13 things to NOT do when selling your home

Welcome! – If you are thinking of moving house in the near future then you will want to read this!

Obviously, you will be wanting to do as much as you can to help get your home sold asap, so you can move on and start afresh in a new home, and as such I have put together a few of my favourite tips of what NOT to do when selling.

This is just as vital to know as what you should do, more so even!

13 things NOT to do when selling your home. Staging tips

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The process of selling your home can, without a doubt, be stressful, and one thing I can be sure about when writing this post is that if you are looking to sell your home soon you will want to do it as quickly and as easily as possible.

Obviously it is dependent to a great extent on the market, the price you want, the location etc… – but if you are serious about getting your home sold then you can help by getting organised right from the start of your sale by firstly ensuring that your home looks great to any potential buyers.

Presenting your home properly from the beginning will help to minimise the time it spends on the market, and the number of viewings you need to have before it sells – perfect!

You may be aware of what you should be focusing on when selling your home, but do you know what things may be hindering your sale? The 13 things identified in this list are the worst offenders.

You may be aware of what you should be focusing on, but do you know what things may be hindering your sale? The 13 things identified in this list are the worst offenders.

Steer clear of them at all costs!

 – don’t say I didn’t warn you…..

Let’s get started, shall we…

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4 Responses to 13 things to NOT do when selling your home

  1. Helen Sep 18, 2017 at 4:01 pm #

    Hi Chrissy

    Many thanks for these tips – you mentioned that you would prefer not to leave out food for people coming to view the house. I agree, but would suggest putting on a pot of coffee and baking some scones or a cake – just for the lovely aromas. Don’t know anyone who doesn’t just love the smell of fresh baking.

    • Chrissy Halton Sep 21, 2017 at 12:49 pm #

      Hi Helen,

      Great idea – coffee would work well, however a lot of buyers are well aware of this trick now so it doesn’t necessarily work as it once did x

  2. Louise Gourpinar Nov 2, 2015 at 11:45 am #

    Any tips on the appearance of the garden and outside the property?

    • Chrissy @ Organise My House Nov 3, 2015 at 10:47 pm #

      Hi Louise,

      Absolutely – the outside of the property is key as it gives the first impression. If the outside looks untidy or badly kept then it subconsciously says to the potential buyer that the inside may well be the same.

      Ideally you want to do as many of the following as you can (some may not be needed dependent on what your outside space consists of):-

      Mow lawn, weed, cut hedges, tidy up, create a seating area for socialising, create a play area for family friendly homes (can be simply a space for toys), add some colour with flowers in hanging baskets, ensure that the entrance is clear and easy to reach (parking for viewings ideally), make sure the house number can be clearly seen, and light up the entrance (especially important in winter as it gives a lovely welcome).

      Hope this helps x

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