6 Mistakes Sellers Should Avoid

house for saleSpring is here!!  It’s a perfect time to make your move to downsize or upgrade.  If you’re considering selling your home, now is a great time to get your home on the market.  And with so many homes on the market for sale, the seller needs to make their home stand out above the rest.   Here are a few suggestions to get buyers interested in your home.

Turnoff mistake #1 – No listing photos

Many buyers browse listings online before deciding to view a home in person.  Great photos showing your home will draw more showings to your home.  Hire a professional photographer if possible.

Turnoff mistake #2 – Unrealistic Pricing

It’s very tempting to list your property at the highest price possible with the intention of lowering it if there’s no buyer interest in the home.  By pricing your home competitively from the start, you will get the most traffic and the quick sale close to your asking price.

Turnoff mistake #3 – Misleading Listing Info

Describing your home accurately allows the right type buyer to look at your home.  Say it’s a ready to move in home when in reality it’s a fixer up sends the message to home buyer that you aren’t trustworthy leading to loss of sale.

Turnoff mistake #4 – Botched Home Improvements

Think a fresh coat of paint will be great to sell your home? Before investing in pre-sale remodeling or painting, find out from your Realtor what type improvements/colors will give you a better chance at a sale.  The wrong choices could be a disaster to your hopes for a quick sale.

Turnoff mistake #5 – Dirty or Cluttered Interiors

Removing clutter and keeping the house clean sends the buyer a strong message; this home has regular necessary maintenance done to it. It also makes the home look more spacious, giving the buyer the chance to visualize the home with their own furnishings.

Turnoff mistake #6 – Hovering Homeowners

A fast way to send buyers running is for the homeowner to be present during a showing.  Buyers want to be left alone to view your home.  And the longer a buyer stays, the better chance of a sale.

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