The Three Most Common Seller Mistakes

The Three Most Common Seller Mistakes

Chances are if you’re selling your home, you want to get it done as fast as possible and for the highest price. But getting the results you want comes down to much more than just listing your home for sale and crossing your fingers. Selling a home is a complex process that requires the expertise and know-how to get it done properly. Here are the three most common mistakes that sellers make when trying to sell their home (and how to avoid them!) 1. Condition In order for your home to sell within a good time frame and at the best possible price, it needs to be in good condition. When buyers walk into your home for the first time, you want to give them the impression that your property has been well-cared for and is mostly move-in ready. This includes things like fixing interior and exterior paint; patching any holes, cracks, and dents; tending to any landscaping that needs to be done; and ensuring your home is clean and tidy. Some buyers don’t mind taking on small cosmetic repairs or updates, but will expect a price reduction to cover the cost of taking care of them post-move. The larger and more serious the repairs needed, the lower you will need to price your property. In some cases, it may make sense to take care of repairs before listing your property to attract more buyers at a higher price. On the other hand, some updates can be left to the buyer so that it is tailored to their tastes. Talking to a Realtor® can help you determine the costs...
10 Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

10 Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell

What’s the secret to getting your home sold in today’s real estate market? With many homes on the market, you need to make sure yours stands out. Properly prepared homes will sell quicker and for a better price. Preparing your house for selling can be a daunting and overwhelming task whether you have lived in your home a few years or many. The longer you have lived in your home, the more things you will have acquired and the more wear and tear will show on your home. The intent of these 10 Tips for Staging Your Home is to help you save TIME, MONEY and ENERGY. In preparing your house for selling you need to take a step back and have the mindset that this is no longer your home, but your investment for your future. You want your home to have broad buyer appeal to the market. Following these 10 Tips for Staging Your Home to Sell will help you sell your house sooner and possibly for more money than if you did not prepare it for selling. 1. Don’t ignore your curb appeal This is the first thing potential buyers will see when they view your home, and you want to make a good first impression. Ways to boost your curb appeal include: power washing siding and walkways; planting blooming flowers in flower beds or decorative pots; keeping a freshly mowed lawn; adding new, shiny door handles or knockers; and adding fresh coats of paint to the exterior of your home, including repainting or staining the porch. 2. Maintain a clean home This one might seem...