Mistake#1: Not Hiring An Agent
A good agent will help you set a fair and competitive selling price and this will increase the probability of an expedited sale. Trying to sell your home on your own, especially if you haven’t done it before, is probably not a great idea.
Mistake#2: Getting Emotionally Involved
If you look at selling your home from strictly a financial perspective, you can distance yourself from the emotional aspects, and it will be a successful endeavor.
Mistake # 3: Setting An Unrealistic Price
Remember that overpriced homes do not sell. Be sure to do a comparable market analysis. Don’t worry too much about setting the price a little on the low side because, in theory, this can generate a situation where you could receive multiple offers. This type of tactic can drive the home price up to the true market value.
Mistake#4: Not Preparing Your Home For Sale
Sellers who do not clean and stage their homes are essentially throwing money away when it comes to selling their homes. It is a great practice to declutter, clean, paint, and remove personal items in preparation for putting a home on the market.
Mistake#5: Not Accommodating Potential Buyers
When potential buyers want to view your house, you need to accommodate the person, even if the timing is an inconvenience for you. It is imperative to keep your house clean and presentable at all times. This will make it easier for you in the long run. A buyer doesn’t want to see a messy house. Always remember the prize at the end of the tunnel is a contract on your house.