Common Mistakes When Selling Homes
What is the one thing that you don’t want to do when selling your home? The answer may surprise you. In today’s post, we will discuss 5 mistakes to avoid when selling a house and how each mistake can potentially cost you thousands of dollars in profit. Let’s take a look at what these mistakes are!
Don’t make any renovations.
Your home will sell quickly if it is in pristine condition and ready to move into immediately. Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to boost the value of their home by renovating, but this can actually work against you. The buyers do not want to wait for your home to be renovated. They want it now, so they can move in immediately. You should always do necessary renovations before putting the house on the market, but avoid making expensive upgrades that will not add value to your home.
Don’t price it too high.
One of the most common selling mistakes that you can make is pricing your home too high. Potential buyers will not look at your house if it appears to be out of their price range. If you are having trouble deciding on a price, it is best to seek the guidance of an agent that specializes in your region. Pricing is a tricky business and it can be hard to sell your home without the help of an experienced agent that knows how much homes in your area typically sell for.
Don’t make it too personal.
You want potential buyers to fall in love with your house, but you also want to sell it. If you have too many personal items in your home, the buyers will not be able to imagine themselves living there. They will be distracted by all of the personal items you have displayed on your shelves, mantle pieces and even in the bathrooms. Generally speaking, it’s best to remove all personal items from the home before putting it on the market.
Don’t be too picky about who sees your house.
When you first put your home on the market, it is best to just accept all offers. Even if they are below your asking price, you should take it. You can always negotiate the price later on, but you want to make sure that your house is sold quickly enough before another home becomes available that is similar to yours. You would be surprised at how quickly a potential buyer will decide against your house if they cannot personally view the home.
Don’t forget to stage your home.
Staging is the process of clearing clutter and personal items from your home in order to make it appear larger and more spacious. If your home is cluttered, the potential buyers will only see a small space that they cannot picture themselves living in. It is also important to make sure that your home smells nice and fresh. Buyers want a clean smelling house, not one that has the smell of your pets or cooking odors that may still be lingering in the home. If you’re not sure how to stage a house, contact an agent that specializes in this area.
Hiring a Property Manager
If you’re looking for some help on how to avoid these mistakes and get your house sold quickly, please contact our team of experts today! We would be happy to talk with you about our marketing services or answer any questions you have about what we do here at Oak City Properties. Our property managers know all of the ins and outs of buying and selling real estate in the Raleigh area. We can even provide expert advice on staging your home if needed! Give us a call at (919) 232-9222 or contact us online.
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