There are plenty of mistakes that can be made by home sellers. Here are five such mistakes that you need to avoid.
Tyler, Nik, and Sarah joined me recently to talk about some common home selling mistakes and how you can avoid them. Avoiding these mistakes will make the process much smoother:
1. Overpricing your home. Pricing is everything when selling your home. A well-priced home without a marketing plan will still sell, it will just take a lot longer.
2. Failing to make small repairs. If there are paint touch-ups that need to be done or some areas of the carpet or flooring that the dog chewed up, take a little bit of extra time and effort to fix these and make sure the home shows its best.
3. Neglecting to declutter your home. Buyers’ searches always start online. If your photos and videos only show off your stuff and personal belongings and not the actual space in your home, nobody will show up to your showings or even be interested in your home at all. Get some boxes, a storage unit, or just use your garage to remove the personal items and make sure people can come view your home in its best light.
4. Not allowing adequate access to your home. When a seller can’t accommodate a buyer for a showing, eight out of 10 buyers won’t come back or reschedule a showing. It’s important that your home is show-ready all the time so we can accommodate agents and their buyers, not the other way around.
5. Getting super emotional about selling. Sellers can get very attached to their home, which is understandable. However, you need to look at your home as an investment when selling, not as your house. If you get a lowball offer or someone wants to come in and remodel it, you should be okay with it as long as you are getting what you asked for.
If you have any questions about getting your home ready for sale or about anything else related to the real estate market, don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.