You can’t just sit awkwardly in the corner of the room and wait for your agent to show your home to potential buyers. If each potential buyer visits for 15 to 20 minutes, that’ll be hours upon hours of wasted time. Moreover, potential buyers might get creeped out by you lurking around while they view the house – that’s why most agents recommend that you leave the premises while they show prospects around.
Here are a few things you can do while your house is being shown to a buyer:
1. Keep Busy in Another Part of The House
If you’ve got nowhere to go, then stay, by all means. But avoid distracting buyers with your presence all over the house. One option is to keep busy in the room they’ll view last. Read a book or do some work, like tidying sections of the room.
2. Visit a Local Park
If you haven’t had time out for yourself recently, use this opportunity to stroll around the neighborhood or visit your favorite park. Spending some time away from the house will help you feel refreshed.
3. Step Out for Dinner
Experts advise that the perfect time to show your home is in the evening. That’s when most people are free and when buyers are relaxed from a day of work pressures. So, invite a friend over for dinner at a local restaurant while your agent shows your house.
4. Go Shopping
While you may be trying to unload merchandise during your home sale, take the time to reward yourself with a little shopping in town. You can buy new house decorations or treat yourself to something special just for being so brave.
5. Catch Up on Errands
Running around doing errands is time-consuming and stressful. Take the opportunity to catch up on those tasks while your house is being shown. Get your oil changed in the car, drop off a load of laundry at the dry cleaners, or pick up some groceries for dinner.
6. Work In Your Yard
A tidy lawn and moderately manicured plants are appealing to homebuyers. Make your house more presentable by working in the yard for an hour or two. It’s a great way to take some of the stress out of selling your home and will impress visitors with how well-manicured your lawn is.
7. Find a Local Farmer’s Market
You may not be able to enjoy your local farmer’s market for much longer if you’re selling your home. Look for a nearby one where you can pick up fresh produce and a few extra items that will make great additions to your dinner table later in the week.
Need Help Selling Your Home?
If you’re struggling to sell your home, it may be time to call in the pros. A real estate agent can help you stage, market, and find the right buyers for your property. Reach out to Camden Mckay Realty at (909) 841-0243 today to get the process started!