8 Mistakes to Avoid when Selling Your Home

Taylor Yates  |  February 28, 2023

8 Mistakes to Avoid when Selling Your Home

Selling your home, especially when the market is starting to turn, is stressful. You want to make sure you avoid mistakes that could cost you money or a potential sale. Here are some of the mistakes to avoid when selling your home:

1. Not Being Flexible with Showings

When buyers have requested a showing, it is important to be as flexible as possible to accommodate their needs. If the buyers can't get in for a viewing when it is convenient for them, they may look elsewhere.

2. Not Staging Effectively

Making sure your home looks its best both inside and out is essential to attracting buyers and their offers. Even the smallest details can make a big difference and could mean the difference between selling or not selling.

3. Not Having Professional Photos Taken

In today's world, the first thing potential buyers will see is your home's photos. Having professional photos taken can highlight the best features of your home and make it stand out from the competition.

4. Pricing Too High

An overpriced home won't attract buyers and could even scare them away. Make sure you understand the local housing market and price your home competitively to draw potential buyers' interest. The market will always tell you the value of your home. The right price will attract buyers and generate competition.

5. Not Being Available for Questions

Buyers may have questions about a property before making an offer, so it is important to be available and ready to answer any questions they may have. Your agent will filter questions, but make sure you are responsive when needed.

6. Not Making Repairs

Visible, deterred maintenance is a major red flag for buyers. Therefore, you want to ensure all minor repairs and maintenance, such as painting, replacing broken fixtures, etc., are taken care of before listing your home for sale.

7. Ignoring the Local Market

Understanding what's happening in your local market is crucial when selling a home. In addition, knowing about trends in the area will help you when it comes time to negotiate.

8. Being Unwilling to Negotiate

Unfortunately for home sellers, we are no longer in a heavy seller's market, and buyers now have more negotiation power. So be willing to work with buyers on the price and other negotiation points like closing costs and contingencies.

By avoiding these mistakes when selling your home, you will have a better chance of finding a buyer and getting the best price for your property.

Are you ready to sell your property? In today's market, an experienced real estate team has never been more crucial. We know how to market and position a property to attract buyers for a successful sale. Get in touch with The Yates Team for more information about how we can help you sell your property.


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