Now more than ever with so many homes on the market for sale, the seller must take action to ensure their house stands out from all the rest. Avoid these six mistakes that are potential turn-offs for buyers which could lead to losing a sale.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Mistake #5 – Cluttered & Dirty 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.
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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