The Top 5 Mistakes Sellers Make

Are you having trouble selling your home? If so, it may be because you've made one of these five home selling mistakes:

1. Overpricing the home. People think they can simply price their home high and negotiate if necessary. While it’s possible, this is not recommended. When you sit on the market for months before adjusting your price, it doesn’t reflect well on your listing. Even after the price has been lowered, buyers will think something’s wrong with it since it’s been on the market for so long. Avoid this by pricing your home reasonably from the outset.

2. Doing a “For Sale By Owner.” 92% of FSBO sellers end up using a real estate agent, so it’s best not to waste your time. Let the professionals handle it.

3. Not getting the house ready. If you want to sell your home quickly and for top dollar, your home needs to be adequately prepared. A Realtor will tell you what needs to be done and show you where you should put your money for a great return on investment. You’re basically entering a beauty contest for your home, so it needs to look great.

4. Not having a walk-through inspection. Go through the home with an inspector, contractor, or agent to find issues that need to be addressed before you list.

5. Being present for showings. Buyers will want to look through your home, but if you’re looking around in the background, they won’t feel very comfortable exploring. While you’re there, you’re actually hurting the showing. It’s best to simply leave your buyers in peace.

If you have any questions or need further information, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.