Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Posted by Justin Havre on Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 7:20am.

Tidy RoomMany home-sellers make some very common mistakes that can cost them time and money. When it's time to sell your home, you want to make sure you don't make any of the following common selling mistakes.

Bad Home Presentation

If your home isn't ready to show, you may struggle to sell it, regardless of the price. You want to make sure the property is clean, well maintained, tidy and in order. Make sure you take care of any small repairs before listing your home for sale.

Taking the First Offer Lightly

Sometimes, as a seller, you think the first offer is just a sign of many more to come. This causes you to take it a little lighter than you probably should If it's a good offer, instead of waiting for a better one, make sure you consider the offer seriously before walking away from it or accepting it.

Choosing the Wrong Listing Price

Sellers often list their home for sale at the wrong price. Sometimes they price the home too high and it scares away buyers, while other times they price it too low. Performing a market evaluation before pricing a home for sale is a very important part of the process.

Adding Too Many Upgrades

You may think adding upgrades will make the home easier to sell, but some buyers don't want to pay for those upgrades. It's important to get the opinion of an expert before upgrading any features of your home.

Not Getting Professional Listing Photos

One of the biggest mistakes that a seller should avoid during the sales process is not using professional listing photos. While many people may think using their own photos is “just fine,” professional photos will make a huge difference in how the home is presented to a potential buyer. A professional real estate photographer knows how to get the right angles that really showcase a home through photography. After all, the old adage about a picture being worth a thousand words is certainly true when it comes to first impressions, so it is well worth investing a bit into making sure buyers are wowed.

Choosing The Wrong Realtor Or Not Working With A Realtor At All

The right realtor will not only help you sell your home faster, but will also help to ensure you don't make any mistakes along the way. If you choose a realtor with plenty of home-selling experience, they will make sure you list the home for the right price and they will also help to ensure it's ready to show.

Make sure you listen to your realtor, as they are the expert. Whenever selling a home, take your time and do it right the first time instead of regretting it later.

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