Selling a home is a hustle! It is one of the most stressful things you will do in your life. However, it doesn’t always need to be like that. Here are the biggest mistakes you should avoid when selling a home!
1. Not Hiring a Realtor
“What do I need a realtor for? He will just take his commission!!” Avoid this type of mind set. Realtors are there for a reason. It is their everyday job and if you hire the right realtor you will sell your home faster, for a better price and stress free. Doing all of the needed things to sell a home alone is time-consuming and ultra-stressful. Let the pros take care of things.
2. Asking Too Much Money
Yes, you remember the day you bought it and you know what you paid for and how much you invested in the home. But that doesn’t mean that it’s still worth that amount—or that it’s valued at the same amount since you bought it. So, forget pricing it the same. You need to speak to professionals, like experienced realtors and determine the best price! Forget the past, and focus on current trends and market.
3. Neglecting Small Things That Are Broken
If sellers walk through your home and notice a minority of items that need instant repair, they’re going to wonder how well you’ve maintained the things they can’t see. The entry way is the most important thing. Never let a loose hand rail on the steps, sage screen door or jiggly door knob! Fix them if you have something like that. Additionally, clean everything, patch any holes, color your walls and address dripping faucets, because this can also increase price, besides being a great way to present your home and increase your chances of selling.
4. Putting your emotions in the home and letting buyer’s comments affect you
Again we all know that you’ve probably put too much effort in building your home. There are memories, events and emotions attached to it, but you must let it go. You sweated blood and tears to get it just the way you wanted it and you lived in it for yours. But, no, your home and your decorating decisions are not the best and perfect. Buyers will comment on your home and some of them may be harsh. Don’t take them emotionally. You want the space to look as neutral as possible, so buyers can envision themselves in the space. So, possibly remove the furniture and items that have meaning to you and make the house look good, but without your mark on it!
Hiring an experienced realtor will solve all this possible mistakes and help you sell the house in the fastest way possible. However, still read them well and try to avoid them because things can become really frustrating! Happy selling!