Seller Mistakes To Avoid

seller mistakes reduced  If you’ve lived happily in your home for years, it can be difficult to detach yourself from cherished memories and
look at your house as a commodity you’re attempting to sell.

But no matter how much you love your home, you’ll need to spruce it up before it hits the market.

For a smooth transaction that garners the most possible profit from your sale, avoid these eight common, and
costly, home seller mistakes.

 

1.   Skipping a home inspection. Depending on the age of your home, scheduling a pre-listing home inspection could save you a lot of time and aggravation. You can address issues on your own time and budget before negotiating with a buyer to fix problems.

2.   Skimping on your sales prep. While you may be tempted to “test the waters” and put your home on the market without painting it or making minor repairs, your home is likely to languish on the market and get a reputation for having a major problem. A thorough, professional-level cleaning should be your bare minimum seller prep. Your eventual sales price is likely to be lower if you don’t sell within the first few weeks after you list your home.

3.   Choosing the wrong REALTOR®.Instead of picking a REALTOR® who’s a friend of a friend, a relative or perhaps someone who’s great at working with buyers, take the time to pick a REALTOR® with an excellent reputation for listing homes. Your payoff will be much larger if you list your home with a REALTOR® with local market knowledge and sales expertise.

4.   Neglecting to ramp up your curb appeal. If you polish and primp inside your home but neglect to pull weeds or paint your front door, you run the risk of potential buyers leaving without ever entering your home.

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