What Are 7 Mistakes for Sellers to Avoid?

Here are seven mistakes sellers need to avoid.

Our market is really strong right now, but we still see sellers making several common mistakes during their transactions. To help remedy that, today we’re going to discuss the seven mistakes you want to avoid when selling your home so that you can make it to the finish line with the very best terms:

 1. Choosing the wrong agent. Make sure you work with an agent who has the experience, expertise, and communication skills to get you to the finish line in a timely manner.

2. Overpricing the property. In such a great market, it can be tempting to price your home above market value. However, if you do that, your home will take longer to sell (if it does at all), and you may not even get as much money for it.

3. Only considering the highest offer. If you have multiple offers in hand, don’t just look for the one with the highest price—there are other aspects to consider, like the down payment, timing, possibility of a rent-back, etc.

4. Not preparing the home. When buyers come to view a home, they’re looking at all the little things. Take care of all the little things that will help give them a great first impression, like caulking the bathtub, replacing light bulbs, painting over scuffs, etc.

We do everything possible to make sure we maintain safety protocols.

5. Not allowing showings. We do everything possible to make sure we maintain safety protocols when it comes to COVID. Buyers do want to see the home they’re going to buy, so without access to showings, your home may be passed over.

6. Getting too emotional. At the end of the day, this is a business transaction. Keep that in mind as we negotiate with the buyer’s party.

7. Failing to declutter. Decluttering is so simple, but so important. Pack up all your extra stuff and store it away so that buyers can get the full measure of your home without a bunch of distracting items laying around.

We want this to be a short and enjoyable process for you, so hopefully, these tips will help you ensure that’s the case. If you have any questions or need help, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help you.

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