These are the six biggest mistakes homeowners make when they sell.
If you’re selling your home, it’s important to be educated so you can avoid mistakes. Preparing your home for the market can be a stressful process, but avoiding these common mistakes will make the home-selling process smoother.
1. Choosing the wrong agent. The right agent will answer their phone when you call, get back to you in a timely manner, be professional, and know the homes on the market based on experience. They will also be honest and straightforward with you rather than agreeing with everything that you say and telling you what you want to hear.
2. Overpricing your home. Price is everything. In fact, a well-priced home with a bad marketing plan will still sell, although it might take a bit longer.
3. Failing to make simple repairs. If there are minor damages that a buyer would spot instantly, make sure they’re repaired before listing your home.
“The right agent will be honest and straightforward with you.”
4. Neglecting to declutter your home. Buyers start their home searches online, and if the pictures of your home are showing off all of your stuff instead of your home, there is a good chance buyers won’t even come to look at it. Get some boxes, pack up your stuff, and store it in the garage or a storage unit.
5. Not allowing adequate access to your home. I found that when a seller says they can’t show their home on a certain day, eight out of 10 buyers won’t come back, and their agents won’t ask to reschedule. It’s very important that your home is show-ready at all times, and that you can get agents in and out when they want to see the home instead of when it’s most convenient for you.
6. Getting too emotional. Sellers can sometimes be very attached to their homes, which I understand. However, when selling, you need to think of the house as a property, not your home. If you get a lowball offer or someone wants to come in and remodel the home, you should be okay with that as long as they pay you what you want for it.
If you have any questions, just send me a message, call, or email me. I look forward to hearing from you!