Tulsa Home Sellers: What you can do to help me sell your vacant Tulsa home for sale
For starters, keep the utilities on in your Tulsa home for sale. Not only is that the polite thing to do, but you agreed to keep your utilities on during the listing period when you signed your listing agreement. We want to keep prospective home buyers INSIDE your home for as long as possible, and therefore we want to keep them cool in the summer and warm in the winter.
If Buyers have looked at six or more properties, somebody may need to use the restroom, and we’d rather keep them inside your home instead of running off to a convenience store.
I encourage Tulsa home sellers to stage their vacant home for sale, but if that’s not in your budget, at least drop off a few chairs and a small table if possible. Be creative – you can find a few things around your house that you can live without temporarily.
It’s helpful to have furniture in your vacant Tulsa home for sale for two reasons:
- My Tulsa home buyer brought her elderly friend to shop for condos, and this lady needed to rest. We were looking at five vacant condos, so there was nowhere for her friend to sit. I finally picked up a chair in a hallway and carried it with us. Of course I returned it when we were done, but a considerate Tulsa home Seller leaving a chair would have been greatly appreciated that day.
- When my Tulsa home buyers do find a home that they like, it is not uncommon for us to get comfortable in the living room furniture to discuss an offer. And, if there is a table available, we might just actually sit down and WRITE an offer.
Vacant homes tend to smell . . . well, vacant. Keep air fresheners and candles around. Leave hand sanitizer, toilet tissue and paper hand towels in the bathroom – a trash can also.
If it’s summer time, leave a few bottles of water with a note saying, “Help yourselves to water!” Leaving a dish of hard candy is a welcome find to Tulsa home buyers in the winter who may have a slight cough.
Although your Tulsa home for sale may be vacant, you can still do a few small things to encourage prospective home buyers to linger longer. The longer a buyer remains in your home, the more likely they will consider a purchase!
And, do call me if you would like to sell your Tulsa home – vacant or occupied! 918-852-5036!
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