Avoiding Common Seller Mistakes
When it comes to selling your home it is important to view it as the product it now is. To sell your home in the shortest amount of time and for the best possible price, you will want to avoid these common mistakes some sellers make.
- Not understanding the current market conditions can make it difficult to determine a good asking price for your home. Realtors are well versed in the local market conditions and can help educate you on the things you need to know to decide the best asking price.
- Overpricing a home is a common mistake some sellers make when they try to sell their home without the help of a Realtor—one that will only help sell more reasonably priced homes in the neighborhood.
- As a seller, you are legally required to disclose any defects that you are aware of. Undisclosed issues will likely be discovered anyway during a home inspection, causing a deal with a buyer to possibly fall through and leave you back at square one. It is important to have everything out on the table from the start to avoid potential problems happening later in the selling process.
- Not taking the time to prepare your home can keep good offers from rolling in. Thoroughly clean and declutter your home and remember that first impressions are critical so keep the exterior of your home tidy and well maintained to maximize curb appeal. While your home is for sale it is also a good idea to avoid creating strong cooking smells in case any impromptu showings come up, and removing any pet odors is an absolute must!
Call your Realtor to walk through your home with you and point out items that require your attention in order to make the selling process as successful as possible.