Selling a property doesn’t just happen by itself. Every day there are countless homes collecting dust waiting to be sold in every market. You can have every intention to sell but unless you do a handful of little things you may be waiting a very long time. Most of these things are items every homeowner can do. Your real estate agent will do the heavy lifting in the transaction but you need to act as the spotter. Here are just a few of the things you can do to avoid the common home selling mistakes.
Not Pricing right.Correctly pricing your property is the most important thing you can do. This is the starting point of generating interest. You can lose a large percentage of prospective buyers by listing for more than the market indicates. Instead of shooting for the moon and waiting for an offer you can do permanent damage to the property. Buyers that would come and check your property out if it was listed correctly will turn their attention elsewhere. Many of these buyers will never circle back around even if you do make a price reduction. Listen to your real estate agent and look at the comparable listings and sales information available. If you price right buyers will come.
Not checking the condition. Buyers notice every inch of a property they have real interest in. By not improving minor areas you leave the buyer with a bad feeling on the property. In their mind if the bathroom floor is shoddy what else is the seller hiding. It is always better to make any minor repairs before you list your home. We all know the importance of a good first impression. However, many sellers don’t understand the impact of a negative one. As soon as you list your home for sale you open it up to inspection and scrutiny by the public. In most cases spending just a small amount of money can have a huge impact. If you commit to sell you should make sure your home looks as good as it possible can.
Not showing whenever there is interest. When you are selling you need to be flexible with when it is available to show. Selling a home that you are living in is not an easy thing. You need to juggle living in the property while still presenting it for sale. One of the worst things you can do is limit the time you agree to show it. Some buyers can only see it at specific times of the day. This may not work best for you but you need to find a way to make it happen. You never know if the next showing will be to the person that ends up buying your home. By limiting your showings you don’t let your real estate agent do their job.
Before you list your home you and your real estate agent need to be on the same page with these three items. By following these not only will your home sell quicker but you will most likely end up getting top dollar.