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SELLERS: Avoid these Costly
Mistakes Some Sellers Make!
Mistake #1: Seeing your property through the eyes of
the buyer; forgetting what you would want to see if you were buying the
home. Although people are of all
backgrounds and personalities, there are some common traits among all home
shoppers. One of these traits is the
desire to see something they are about to spend a great amount of money on
being in perfect condition. This means a
thorough cleaning and removing everything not vitally necessary to live with from
the home. Buyers will be picky, so you
too must be picky in cleaning - don’t miss a spot.
Mistake #2:Poor Marketing. When selling your home, odds are the perfect
buyer for your home isn’t going to just casually stroll through the front door
by chance. More likely is that you will
have to bring the home to the perfect buyer.
A highly effective marketing strategy must be in place to ensure your
house receiving maximum exposure in the market place. Be sure to work with a REALTOR who provides
24/7 hour-a-day marketing via the Internet and a free information call hotline.
Taking for granted the exterior of your house (curb
appeal). When preparing to sell your
home, take the time to consider that first impressions count. It’s very easy for someone about to spend or
invest hundreds of thousands of dollars to make a snap decision not to go in
when the outside appearance of the property is shabby. Ask your REALTOR for advice in making your
home the most attractive for people merely driving by as well as those who come
for showings or open houses.
Ignoring health and safety issues. Be straightforward and tell your REALTOR
about any problems with the property.
Bear in mind that these problems will likely be discovered down the
line, and it’s best to take care of them before they become disputes or
lawsuits. Note any potential safety
hazards and pay attention to environmental concerns.
Believing you must be present for every showing of the home. Many buyers feel they must be an active part
of every showing, not realizing that this can actually work against them. It’s best to let your professional real
estate agent handle bringing potential buyers through the house on their
own. Buyers generally feel more
comfortable to speak freely about the house when they are working only with
their REALTOR, whom they know and trust.
Mistake #6: Not
pricing your home correctly.
This is an important step in the proper marketing of your property and
an aspect that a highly skilled REALTOR should take charge of. Listing the home at too expensive a price can
lead to reduced showings. Pricing too
low could lose you thousands of dollars.
Mistake #7:Not planning your move early in
the process of selling your home.
Keep in mind that moving can be overwhelming when not planned
properly. Consider renting a storage
facility for items not important for everyday living because that will also
reduce clutter when showing your home.
Take accurate inventories of what you have to move and label things
clearly so you don’t waste time in your new home going through box after
box. Keep a file with all receipts for
expenses occurred during the move, as many of these will be tax
deductible. Be sure you have all these
steps in place far in advance of the actual move date so you aren’t running
around at the last minute while trying to complete the sale of your home.
your Agent wisely. Any agent
will show enthusiasm and will want to list your house for sale but choose your
agent based upon
at listing and marketing houses for sale.
use technology to market your house world wide to buyers 24/7.
with you a comprehensive Marketing Analysis of home sales in your area.
D.Ability to offer
a written detailed 30-DAY MARKETING PLAN that will get your house sold at the highest possible
with a full-time professional real estate agent is a must. Choose your
agent by asking questions of him or her.
Find out how knowledgeable they are about houses currently for sale in
your price range and also of houses that have recently sold. Can your agent
recommend a good lender that has the reputation of excellent customer service
and low rates to assist your new buyer with financing? A good listing agent can get your house sold
quickly at TOP DOLLAR and help you
find a new home.
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