4 Things That Could Wreck Your Home Sale
Here are four things to avoid doing when selling your home:
- Setting an unrealistic price. One of the best things you can do is request a comparable market analysis from your local real estate agent. Review all of the homes that are currently listed and—more importantly—the ones that have sold. Compare the prices of those that have sold with those that are actively listed. Make sure that when you price your home to sell, you price it at a point that is comparable to those that have already sold.
- Selling without an agent. The two biggest benefits of selling your home with an agent are that you net more money and you save time. Most of the home buyers out there are using an agent. All of the real buyers who are represented by agents have already been pre-approved and pre-screened, so you know they’re legitimate and they will qualify for the purchase.
- Skimping on (or skipping) marketing. For most people, their home is the greatest asset they own. Ask yourself how much you are willing to invest to make sure that your home is shown in the best possible light. If you hire an agent to handle marketing, they will make sure to utilize tools like professional photography, virtual tours, and 3D imaging. One of the worst things you can do, in any case, is not utilize these tools.
- Neglecting repairs. What message does a leaky faucet, a broken window, or a chipped tile send to a prospective buyer? If they can see those things in plain sight, they’ll inevitably wonder what’s going on behind the walls. Repair all of the small items so that they don’t become a big problem.
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