Selling your home? Your prospective buyers can help you. This new article from Bankrate shares some helpful advice for home sellers about listening and responding to feedback from home shoppers.
When homeowners in College Station, Texas, were told by an agent that prospective buyers were too scared to tour their home because their dog was barking aggressively, the homeowners opted to send their dog to live with their adult kids until the house was sold. While not all sellers react as decisively as those homeowners, most find feedback extremely valuable, says Jan Fite Miller, executive vice president of Century 21 Judge Fite in Irving, Texas.
Often, a home seller will ask the agent what visitors say about the home’s condition and sales price. And sometimes there are complaints. Just how valuable those comments are depends on what’s said, who’s saying it and why. Valuable comments are those that help the sellers improve their sales chances.
Miller says that sellers should listen to all feedback to evaluate how to respond, particularly if their home is languishing on the market.