3 Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home – Selling your home can be a long, drawn-out process, particularly if it’s your first time doing it. Not only that but depending on how long you’ve lived there, it can be an emotionally difficult time as well. Perhaps you have a multitude of memories that you’ve gathered there with your family and friends. Maybe you’ve grown attached to the neighborhood and aren’t excited about leaving the area. Whatever the case may be, there are a number of steps involved with closing on a deal and selling your home. If you’re unsure on what not to do, here are a few ideas to help with the transition and the most common mistakes people make.
Selling on your own
While it’s certainly not impossible to sell your home on your own, it’s strongly recommended that you find a real estate agent to help in this process. Trying to meet with a potential buyer who likely has their own agent with them, making all the preparations, and attempting to accommodate the buyer while also budgeting for your own move can all add up to an even more stressful experience without a professional to help you. Keep in mind that whichever agent you end up choosing will secure a small commission from the sale, typically around 5-6% of the sale.
Offering too much for your home
It goes without saying that a key to selling a home successfully involves offering a fair deal that appeals to a potential buyer. This is where a real estate agent can really shine upfront. Likely, they will have done their homework on market value for your area and will be able to guide you in picking the best price for your home while you still profit from the end sale. When buyers are on the search, they will likely have done their own homework on what is a fair price and what isn’t. Also, many factors contribute to a selling price: age of the home, location, major repairs, etc.
Not putting in enough effort
While having a real estate agent on your side is important, it’s just as crucial to do your part in making the house your selling appeal to the buyer. One of the ways you can do this is by making yourself available to appointments in which potential buyers want to see your home. If you don’t bother to show up, this may mean you’re not that serious or are trying to hide something from them. It also is poor etiquette, in general. While rescheduling a dinner or movie night may be inconvenient, it pays off in the long run when you’re able to sell your home properly. Another way to put in the effort is to de-clutter your home. Try to have it as clean as possible for any buyers who wish to see the house. Remember: they don’t want to see your house; they want to see theirs. Leave as much to their imagination as possible.
At the end of the day, you want the experience selling a home to lack as much stress for yourself as it is buying a home. Put in the effort, make the time, and plan ahead to achieve success! For more local events in Gilbert and Chandler, follow my blog! When you need to buy or sell in Gilbert or Chandler Arizona contact my office at any time. Let me help negotiate on your behalf to get the right home at the right price.