If you plan on putting your home on the market, make sure you avoid these three common seller mistakes.
There are three major mistakes that sellers make when they put their homes on the market:
1. Setting the price too high. This is a critical mistake. You won’t get a feel for what your house is worth on the market and you won’t know if buyers like the house. The longer the home sits on the market, the staler your listing will become. You need to set the bait where the fish are biting, so to speak—so price your home correctly. If you want to sell your home in the shortest amount of time for the most money possible, use a Realtor or study statistics to know exactly where to price your home.
2. Advertising too little. When you market your home, your listing should be all over the internet: Realtor.com, Zillow, Craigslist, social media, and more. You should also market your home to your neighbors. Your home is the most expensive asset that you have, and you want to make sure that everyone knows it’s available for sale. If you don’t market your home properly, then you aren’t getting all the buyers interested. Advertise well and advertise often to sell your home.
3. Having a disheveled home. If your home is messy, buyers are not going to pay top dollar. If a buyer thinks that your home is not move-in ready, they are probably going to skip your home. In fact, 65% of all buyers are looking for homes that are move-in ready, and they are willing to pay extra. If you are not ready to make your home move-in ready, you will have to sell for less money, and you really don’t want to do that.
If you have any other questions about selling your home, just give me a call or send me an email. I would be happy to help you!