Home Selling Mistakes
Putting your home on the market is a big step. After all, your home likely represents a large part of your net worth. We have been helping buyers and sellers with their real estate needs since the late 1990's. We can be your guide to help you achieve your goals. There are many mistakes that homeowners make when selling their home, and here`s a rundown of the biggest offenders:
- Pricing the home too high is perhaps the biggest mistake that homeowners make when selling their homes. There is an art to pricing your home, and most homeowners don`t have the experience that is needed to accurately price the home to attract the most potential buyers. Hanging the wrong price tag out can be a huge obstacle to overcome. Price it too high and you'll miss your actual target altogether! Your target buyers won't even see it on their radar screen because they have been instructed by their loan officer to look at homes in a certain price range. Why would you want to include every buyer but your target buyer? The price of your home should be based on comparable homes in the area, but there are many other factors that must be taken into consideration including the home`s condition, location, and the movement of the housing market.
- The home is in poor shape, but you put it on the market anyway. It is invariably a bad idea to put your home on the market when it is in a poor state of disrepair. Homeowners must make a real effort to get the home ready for sale before putting it on the market, and this means more than simply cleaning the house. A few updates and quick fixes can really boost the likelihood of the home selling quickly, and doing repairs before selling the home can give potential buyers a better impression of the home before making an offer. We can help you determine which fixes and updates need to be undertaken before putting the home on the market, and we can also help you to stage your home to sell.
- Marketing the home ineffectively. Most homeowners don`t have the marketing know-how to market their own homes. Hanging a `for sale by owner` sign in the front yard and taking out an ad in your local paper is not enough. We have access to the multiple listings database or MLS, where we can list your home along with photos, virtual tours, marketing and more, all of which have been shown to attract more potential buyers.
- Why Choose Us? Call us for an appointment so we can show you our personal marketing plan for your home.
We are standing by to help you through every step of the process. We are ready to present you a marketing plan that you would show our affords of listing your home. Please contact us now to discuss your home`s resale potential.