|Do you know what people really think of your home? |
Here's how to get inside buyers' minds.
Do you wonder why they didn't make an offer? Do you question what they liked? Do you want to know what bothered them? What they thought of the price? The neighborhood? The floor plan? Your decor?
Whenever I have a house for sale, I want feedback. It’s never too late to tweak the staging, add a simple upgrade, get rid of a minor problem, or …dare I say it… lower the price.
- ...But they don’t like the carpeting.
- ...But kitchen is too small.
- ...But the appliances have to go.
- ...But they’re not crazy about the neighborhood.
|Buyers typically look at similar homes in similar neighborhoods, at a similar price point.|
This means you need to know your competition to arrive at a fair asking price.
Here is how one Realtor makes it easy to tune into what home buyers are saying about a listing. She simply sends this questionnaire out to every real estate agent who shows the property. She asks them to email or query the client, and get quick answers to these multiple choice questions.
|Some homes have curb appeal on two sides. This home for sale in Florida on the |
Intracoastal Waterway needs to look good from front and back.
- Very comfortable and stylish
- Clean and organized
- Needs improvement
- No improvements needed
- Some exterior improvements needed
- Some interior improvements needed
- Appliances need updating or upgrading
|A home in a subdivision is bound to be compared to the other homes in the same |
(and nearby) subdivisions. A seller needs to match or beat these competing homes
How is the home priced compared to other homes?
- Price is very appealing
- Price seems fair
- Home is somewhat overpriced
- Home is substantially overpriced
|A charming entrance is the beginning of what could become a purchase offer. |
Knowing how buyers respond to your home can help you fine tune your property.
Get the facts!