Top 6 Mistakes You Can Make When Selling

Here are six common selling mistakes to avoid in today’s market.

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When you’re selling your home, what do you need to do to get top dollar? Today I’ll share the top six mistakes you should avoid making as a seller and discuss how we can help you get everything you want:

1. Picking the wrong agent. Everyone knows someone who is a real estate agent, but the reality is that 10% of all Realtors sell 90% of all homes. Since you’re selling what is likely the most expensive asset you’ll ever own, do you think it’s a good idea to do a friend or family member a favor by hiring them, or do you want the absolute best outcome? To get that, you’ll need to work with an experienced professional.

2. Overpricing your home. Even in a bad market, if a home is priced well, it will sell. Right now, we’re in a seller’s market, but today’s buyers are savvy. If they think it’s overpriced, it doesn’t matter how the market is doing because you’ve shrunk your buying pool. To get top dollar, you want as many eyes on your home as possible to drive up the price.

3. Not making simple repairs. First impressions are everything. Whether it’s just a couple of landscaping issues in the yard or a few nicks in the paint, buyers will notice them, and if they see those issues, they’ll begin to wonder what else is wrong with the house.

Keep your home available so that buyers can get excited about the prospect of living there, thereby driving up the price.

4. Neglecting to declutter. You want to get buyers to fall in love with your home so you can ultimately sell it for more money; a good way of accomplishing that is to declutter your home. Make your home look clean, tidy, and open.

5. Restricting access to your home. For your home to sell fast, it needs to be easy to show. Don’t set tight showing restrictions like multiple-days notice; keep your home available so that buyers can get excited about the prospect of living there, thereby driving up the price.

6. Getting emotional. We understand that this is the home you’ve probably made a lot of memories in. However, when you go to sell it, it becomes a commodity that is competing against other commodities on the market. We need to take emotion out of the equation, price it properly, make sure it’s accessible, and drive up buyer excitement for it to sell for the most money.

If you have any further questions about selling your home in today’s market, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

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