6 Major Mistakes Made When Selling Your Home

6 Major Mistakes Made When Selling Your Home

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Over Priced Homes  77%

A great real estate agent will recommend a price at which to list your home based on comparable homes that have already sold in the market. Your agent would be glad to do a

 Comparative Market Analyze (CMA)

which will be a  great help. Overpricing a home to see if you can get someone to bite is not a strategy employed by someone really serious about selling. Overpricing a home will lead to missed opportunities with buyers that are serious about buying in the range at which your home should be listed


Showing Availability 34%

Showing your beautiful home and making available to show is very important because Buyers are viewing home on their schedule time.  Asking for 24 hour notice is exceptionable, being flexible may just sell your home quicker.  

It'snot uncommon for sellers to see 8, 10, even 20 homes during a showing tour with their agent. If your house isn't on that list because you only do showings on Saturday and Sunday from 10 am to 4 pm, you will miss out on ready, willing and able buyers. 


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Cluttered Space 32%

You want to show your house in the best light possible, literally. To create depth and make your home look as large as possible to potential buyers.  If you think you have decluttered either, think again and declutter one more time.  Less is more to see you home in the best possible light. 

Manyagents will make suggections about ways to unclutter ordepersonalize your home. A professional homestager may be brought in to completely maximize the space and create a setting maximizesthe buyers ability to visualize their own things. The key thing to rememberhere is less is more and dont take it personal.


Unwilling to Negotiate 21%

Manyreal estate Professionals will give the seller a range in which they predict the homewill sell. As a seller, you should always want the most money the market willbear. That being said, the unwillingness to negotiate with buyers can turn awayeven the most serious buyers.

Don'tbe insulted by low offers. Buyers want to get the home for the best price andon the best terms they can. Just like a sellers wants to sell for the bestprice on the best terms. It's rare that either party walks away from anegotiation with everything they want. Motivated sellers understand this andare willing to negotiate.


Unpleasant Odors 28%

One thing is for sure, nothing will stop a potential buyer in their tracksfaster than a strong odor of any sort. In some cases this could just be theleft over smell from last nights dinner. In more extreme cases, agents tellhorror stories of entering homes that have a bad smell of pet urine orsmoking. 

Youragent isn't suggesting a fresh coat of paint and new carpet because they don'tlike how things look. They are making this suggestion because they realize thatthe smoke odor in your home is going to be a major turn off for anyone thinkingabout buying your home.


Won't make Repairs 21%

Oneof your objectives to selling your home is to make it as appealing as possibleto as wide of an audience as possible. If the seller is unwilling to makerepairs, and a buyer doesn't want a bunch of work upon moving in, you've shrunkthe pool of potential buyers for your property.

Somesellers may want to offer the buyer a credit at closing for certain repairs. 



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