Seller Tips to Prepare for your Montana Property…
- Maintain the property in ready-to-show condition.
- Ensure that the house is easily accessible to real estate professionals (lock box and key).
- Try to be flexible in the scheduling of showings.
- When you are not at home, let me know how you can be reached in case an offer
- If approached directly by a buyer who is not represented by a real estate professional,
please contact me. Do not allow them into the property without an escort.
- Remove or lock up valuables, jewelry, cash and prescription medications.
- If possible, do not be present when the property is being shown.
- Securely pen up pets, or take them with you.
- Be cautious about saying anything to buyers or their sales professionals that could
weaken your negotiating position, especially regarding price or your urgency to sell.
- Collect the business cards of real estate professionals who preview and show your home and pass them on to me.
- Let me know of any change in the property’s condition that would need to be disclosed
to potential buyers.
- Be available to review with me the list price and condition of your property if it has not
sold in a reasonable period of time.
- Feel free to contact me at any time with questions or concerns.
It is important for a property to make the best possible impression on prospective buyers. The following can interfere with a buyer’s appreciation of a property:
- Lawn needs mowing and edging
- Untrimmed hedges and shrubs
- Dead and dying plants
- Grease or oil spots on the driveway
- Peeling paint
- Anything that looks old or worn
- Worn carpets and drapes
- Soiled windows, kitchen, baths
- Pet and smoking odors
- Peeling paint, smudges or marks on walls
A comparatively small investment in time, money and effort to remove these distractions can lead to stronger offers from buyers.