Mistakes Sellers Make

* Not keeping resale in mind when renovating.
Make sure any big changes you make will
increase, rather than decrease, your home’s value.
* Sticking around during the open house.
No one wants the current homeowner hovering
over them as they tour the house. It can prevent
them from giving the honest feedback that could
ultimately help you sell your home.
* Waiting to list until spring or summer.
List your home when it’s available and you’ll
reach those buyers who need a home now and
aren’t finding much on the market.
* Setting the price too high.
What you think your home is worth and what it’s
worth on the current market can be very different.
Take a good look at comparables in your area and
be realistic about your home’s value.
* Not doing enough marketing.
Just putting up a “for sale” sign isn’t enough. Talk
with your realtor about other options.
* Not getting a real estate agent.
Realtors can give you crucial insights, marketing
advice and, most importantly, can get your
property on the multiple-listing service (MLS),
which gets it in front of other agents.
* Not staging your house.
You need to help buyers envision themselves in
your home. Remove any clutter and overly
personal items (like family photographs) and
make sure furnishings flow well and demonstrate
the purpose of each room.


Posted on October 6, 2014 at 2:19 pm
Nancy Low | Category: News, Sellers

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