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What Not To Say When Selling Your House

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On January 22, 2016

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Many times when someone puts their house on the market they are so excited at the possibility of getting their home sold quickly that they lose their bearings a bit when they finally have a serious buyer. You as the seller need to be sure not to say too much to your potential buyer so that you don’t end up losing the sale before you get it. Below are a few things not to say when selling your home.

  • Be careful not to tell your potential home buyer that your house is in top shape and that there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. You most likely don’t know if your house is in perfect shape and will only know for sure the shape that it is in when the inspector comes to do his or her job. There is nothing wrong with verbally selling your home to a potential buyer but be careful not to say things unless you know for certain those things are true.
  • Another good thing to keep to yourself when it comes to talking to a potential buyer of your home is exactly how long your home has been on the market. It is likely that the buyer already knows how long your home has been on the market and if you talk too much about that, they may try to get you to lower your price as a result. Information about your house that is already in the system doesn’t need to be shared over and over again. Let the house speak for itself.
  • There is also no need to talk to a potential buyer about how much you spent on remodeling different areas inside the home. The buyer doesn’t really care how much you spent fixing “x,y,z” , they just want a good and fair price.
  • If you talk to your potential buyers and you tell them that you are not willing to negotiate on the price from the start, it is likely that they buyer will shut down and won’t even make an offer. Always be willing to negotiate and have a set lowest price in your mind and then don’t go below that price.

Of course your number one priority when trying to sell your home is to sell it, however take a few of these tips of what not to say to a potential buyer to heart and you will likely end up with the result you are looking for.

Courtesy of Huntsville AL Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky!

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