Selling your house can be one of the most important (and complicated) processes you ever experience. It can be very hard to do- especially with the current real estate market, but with good research and good help, you can do it! Your house is probably just one of the many for-sale signs your potential buyers will consider, so you can’t do a sloppy job of putting it on the market. In the end you, the seller, are ultimately responsible for preventing these mistakes and using your good judgment for the rest. Your agent at Song Real Estate can help you figure out what you’re doing right- and wrong- and we will help you to minimize the impact of each of these mistakes. Here are some of the major blunders that many home owners make when trying to sell.
- Putting your home on the market before it’s ready: Sellers often get impatient and market their home too early or they may procrastinate work that needs to be done on the home. That ends up looking sloppy and unprofessional, and presentation is everything. Make all visible repairs to the home and property, and don’t neglect functionality repairs. Also, set deadlines and stick to them so that all the work gets done before your property goes on the market! You should never try to sell your home if your repairs are half-finished. This mistake can also go the other way-with a seller over-improving the home and waiting too long to sell.
- Choosing the wrong realtor: At Song Real Estate we will market your home with tried and true techniques that we know will work. Don’t hire a real estate agent for personal reasons- hire someone who will get the job done- and do it right! If you hire a friend or family member, it is possible that they won’t do a satisfactory job and if that is the case, it’s all but impossible to let them go without offending anyone. Choosing the right agent can save you time, energy and frustration when you are trying to sell your home. We at Song Real Estate will be with you every step of the way; walking you through the entire process, handling the details (big and small), and going the extra mile to make sure you sell your home as soon as possible for as much as possible.
- Setting the price to high: This mistake may seem obvious, but it is extremely common. Your home must be at the RIGHT PRICE; Song Real Estate can make sure you get the most money possible for your home without wasting valuable time. The first few weeks of your home being on the market can be the most important and buyers will overlook the property if you try to price it too high. Your Song Real Estate agent will suggest a price for you to list your home at based on comparable homes that have already sold in the area, increasing your chances of getting a quick response.
Avoiding these mistakes is not that hard, especially with the help of a hardworking, experienced realtor. There are obviously many other things that you can do wrong, but you will be able to sell your home successfully as long as you listen to your gut, do your research, and get guidance from a Song Real Estate professional!
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