People don’t buy houses for the strangest reasons.
The new listing is uploaded to MLS, the professional photos are gorgeous, everyone at the house has worked their fannys off getting everything organized, cleaned, and painted, new flowers are at the front door. Everyone is ready because this house is in a high-demand area and all the pieces are in place.
Sure enough, right off the bat, we get a showing! Perfect, because we know this house looks fantastic. The showing time comes, and goes. The phone rings and it is sweet Mrs. Seller wanting to know what the Buyers thought of her house. (She is ready to move!)
Chris calls the showing agent and asks how it went and what they thought of the house.They loved it. They loved the size, floor plan, and decor. They commented on how clean it was.
They bought something else.
It turns out, Mrs. Buyer decided against the home because she didn’t think it would be comfortable to shave her legs in the Master Bath’s shower. Nobody saw THAT one coming!
Don’t get too wrapped up in feedback that only represents one Buyer’s needs. If you start hearing the same comment over and over, (“The wallpaper is too outdated.” or “The pet smell turned off the Buyer.”) then it may be time to address either the issue or the price.
Obviously you can’t please everybody. Your goal when marketing a house is to try to please most of the people. Do the right things to get your home ready for the market, follow your trusted REALTOR’s® advice and the right Buyer will be along in no time.