If you plan on putting your home on the market soon, there are six common home seller mistakes you need to avoid.
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Here are the six biggest mistakes homeowners make when selling their home that you need to avoid:
1. Picking the wrong agent. The right agent will be able to communicate with you effectively, not to mention be punctual. Timing is very important when selling your home, so communication is key. They’ll also be honest and straightforward with you, rather than agreeing with everything you say and telling you what you want to hear.
2. Overpricing your home. Price is everything when marketing your home. Even a well-priced home with a bad marketing plan will sell. It will just take a bit longer.
3. Failing to make a simple repair. If there’s some minor pet damage around your home that a buyer would spot instantly, repair that and any other related damage before listing.
I understand if you’re emotionally attached to your house, but when you sell it, you need to think of it as a property.
4. Neglecting to declutter. Most buyers start their home search online, and if your home’s pictures are showing your clutter instead of all the open space, there’s a good chance buyers won’t even look at it in person. Get some boxes, pack up your stuff, and store it until your home is sold.
5. Not allowing adequate home-showing access. I’ve found that if a buyer wants to see a home but the seller tells them to come back another day, about 80% of them never do. Either that or their agent never reschedules. This is why it’s important that your home is show-ready at all times.
6. Getting super emotional about your house. I understand if you’re emotionally attached to your house, but when you sell it, you need to think of it as a property. This means if you get a lowball offer or a buyer who plans on doing some remodeling, you shouldn’t take it personally as long as you end up getting the price you want.
As always, if you have any questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you.