Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

May 7, 2019

Selling your home can seem like an overwhelming task. There are so many parts to the process that it may be easy to make minor or major mistakes along the way. Avoid the following mistakes to ensure your home selling journey goes well!

Unrealistic Listing Price

Of course, when you are selling your home you want to make as much money as you can. You didn’t invest in a property to not make a return on that investment. It is important to do your homework before deciding on a listing price so that you don’t overprice your home or even price your home too low, leaving money on the table.

Cluttered Home

Keeping your house nice and tidy is a must when showing your home. A clean home is much more appealing to potential buyers. Leaving a home cluttered and messy may leave buyers wondering about the condition of the home when considering making an offer.

Limited Showings

Before people make one of the biggest investments in their life, a buyer is going to want to take a tour of the home to see if it’s a good fit for them. Though, it may not always be convenient, you will want to accommodate as many buyers as you can by making showings available as often as possible. The more buyers who view your home, the more likely it is to sell quicker.

Ignoring Necessary Repairs

You don’t need to fix every little blemish your home has in order to sell it. However, you want to make sure your home is as move-in ready as possible for the buyer. A buyer will have a home inspection performed and if they find that there are a lot of repairs that you aren’t willing to fix it may turn them off from going through with an offer.

Not Hiring a Real Estate Agent

This is one of the most common mistakes people can make when selling their home. Real estate agents have the experience needed to smoothly move through the home selling process. From getting you the most exposure for your listing to negotiating with the buyer or buyer’s agent, realtors are there to make the process as easy for you as possible. If you are in need of a real estate agent, visit our website to find an agent near you!


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