Top home selling mistakes

So you have decided to sell your home and you get the ‘For Sale’ sign up and…… nothing happens. If this sounds familiar, it is likely that you have committed one of the top mistakes when selling your home. There are a few common mishaps that sellers tend to make. This article will discuss these in detail so that you can avoid this when it’s time to sell your home.

Price: You have heard it before and now again, but price is one of the most important factors when selling your home. It can be tough to take a step back and look at your home objectively, as we are all often emotionally tied to our homes, but it is important that you remain objective at this stage. Overpricing a home can be a huge detriment to the sale of it. The longer a home stays on the market; people start to wonder if there is something wrong with it. Be sure to sharply price your home so that you get solid offers.

Going at it alone: Choosing to sell your house on your home can be a bad decision unless you are highly versed in real estate. A REALTOR® has expert local market knowledge and has the tools and resources to properly market your home. Also, buyers looking at ‘for sale by owner’ homes, will likely want a much lower price as they are aware that you are not paying commission and will want a piece of that saving for themselves.

Condition of your home: It is not always expected or recommended that your home be in immaculate condition, as certain buyers may want to add their own touches when they move in, but your home should show at its best. Doing minor repairs and some small staging can go a long way in the sale of your home. Be sure to have good curb appeal and a clean and tidy home with no major noticeable defects.

Be sure to avoid these common mistakes when selling your home. Have an experienced REALTOR® assist you through this process.

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Mary O'Brien

Mary O'Brien

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CENTURY 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage*
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