|Make yourself and clutter scarce for a showing|
Published: Feb 06, 2012
DO: De-clutter. If you have lots of family memorabilia such as pictures, trophies and knick-knacks all over the home, pack them into boxes and store them in your attic until you are ready to move. Most of my buyers like to visualize where their personal items can be displayed. Clutter will make your home look much smaller than it actually is, leading buyers to believe there may not be enough room for their family.
DON’T: Become your own real estate agent during showings. Allow your agent to do his/her job alone with the buyer. Your agent should have full knowledge of the property and your input should not be needed unless a specific question arises. Buyers are apprehensive to give their honest opinion if the owner is standing next to them. If your input is required, your real estate professional will ask you to participate at the appropriate time.
•Carmen Massoni is president of Bahama Islands Realty and has 18 years experience in the real estate profession in The Bahamas. She has been the recipient of many international awards recognizing her as a top producer amongst her peers.
If you have any questions or need real estate advice call 322-7770 or email Carmen@BahamaIslandsRealty.com