There are so few homes on the market right now, you might think you don’t have to do anything but pop a for-sale sign in your yard and offers will roll in. While some Erie County homes are selling in a couple days, many homes have a little more trouble. A few have been on and off the market for years, according to Realtor.com.
So imagine you are the seller. What’s gone wrong? HGTV, Realtor.com and other sites have numerous suggestions on how to get your house ready to sell, but sometimes sellers overlook details and forget to heed homebuyer feedback. Here’s what I always looked for in the thousands of houses I have toured over three decades.
It needs to smell clean
You can do anything you want in decor, but if your home smells of smoke, pet odors, mold or mildew, it might need professional attention. I’ve had people tell me no one has smoked in the house for five…