Inviting Buyers into Your Huntsville AL Home For Sale by Owner

By: Huntsville Real Estate Expert Mike Manosky On September 12, 2011

Selling a home as a FSBO (for sale by owner) is stressful, but it should never be stressful for your buyers. When lookers come to view your Huntsville AL home you need to make it as stress free and comfortable as possible. Here are a few ways to make your home a place that buyers will want to stay forever:

  1. Open the Door With a Smile:
    Invite your viewers into your home with a warm and inviting smile and thank them for coming. That seems like a no-brainer but selling a home as a FSBO is stressful and it often shows on your face and in your attitude, especially after a long weekend of open house showing.
  2. Bake:
    If you love to make cookies now is a good time to fill your home with the wonderful aromas of baked goods—just be sure to share. There’s nothing more disappointing than a mouthwatering smell that isn’t backed up by the goods.
  3. Don’t Rush Them:
    If your schedule is full, you picked a bad time to show your house. When buyers come, let them take all the time they need to walk about your home.
  4. Leave Them Alone:
    No one likes someone looking over their shoulders.  Your viewers are not going to feel comfortable discussing your home with each other if you’re standing right next to them.
  5. Make Sure they’re Comfortable:
    Now is not the time for energy saving. Even if you would walk around in a sweater and extra socks to stay warm, don’t expect your buyers to be comfortable with the thermostat turned down. Make sure it’s warm enough in cold weather and cold enough in hot weather for your buyers to feel good about being in your Huntsville AL home.
  6. Set the Mood:
    Start a fire in the fireplace, put on some relaxing music, anything to make your home feel more inviting. Avoid candles or air fresheners because it is impossible to know if your potential buyers have allergies.

For more tips on how to make your Huntsville AL home appealing to buyers, I can help. Contact me at 256-508-0211 Direct or 800-803-0053 Toll Free or email me at  


Having lived in the Huntsville AL area for most of his life, Mike Manosky understands exactly what makes this community special.  In fact, those who know him well will tell you he carries the same traditional values and focus on the future as Huntsville. 

Mike brings with him a keen eye for the details of buying or selling a Huntsville AL home and seemingly boundless determination and energy, which is why his clients benefit from his unique brand of real estate service. Rooted in Tradition, Focused on the Future – Mike Manosky will help make the most of your Huntsville AL real estate experience. Give him a call today, 256-508-0211 Direct or 800-803-0053 Toll Free, and discover the difference he can make during your family’s move.

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