Are you finally thinking about selling? If so, you’re probably already well versed on what to do to increase your perceived value. That being said, do you know what not to do? If you want to earn over your asking price, keep reading. Below you’ll find a list of things to avoid when selling a house. You won’t want to make these mistakes…
The Top 5 Things to Avoid When Selling a House
It goes without saying that you want to earn as much as you can when selling a house. Luckily, with a little bit of effort, you can significantly impact the overall perceived value of your home. That being said, a little bit of laziness and misdirection can also greatly impact the perceived value of a home. Below are five things you’ll definitely want to avoid doing:
Avoid the Wrong Agents
It can be tempting to work with the very first agent that reaches out to you; however, you have every right to do your research. Don’t be afraid to peruse client reviews or even ask to speak to a past client about their results. Working with the right agent ensures a smoother, quicker, and often, more lucrative experience.
Avoid Poor Pricing
It can be tempting to go a little overboard when it comes to pricing your home for the very first time. Avoid pricing too far above the current market; otherwise, you risk turning off buyers. Potential buyers will flock to appropriately priced houses and watch as your price inevitably has to come down to compete.
When you have to lower your pricing more than once buyers become suspicious and start to suspect issues with inspections or worse. This is again is why working with an experienced agent that knows the market can really benefit you.
Avoid Being Lazy
When you’re ready to sell, you often become uninspired in the current space. All you’re thinking about is moving onto the newer or next thing. Avoid becoming overly lazy and continuously clean and pick up clutter especially for showings and open houses. Selling a house often comes down to the staging and how well the potential buyers can picture themselves and their family in the space.
Avoid Poor Quality Photos
When you go to list your home, you will want to take high-quality photos. Photos can make or break the success of your listing. If you don’t have a quality camera, hiring someone is an inexpensive investment once you sell it over the asking price. This is especially true in this day and age with a society so focused on pictures. A great agent will take or pay for professional photographs and other extras to present your home in the best possible light.
Avoid Cutting Corners
It’s tempting to leave little repairs for the next owners but sometimes little touches like tight doorknobs and sinks that don’t leak only take a few minutes to fix and can significantly improve your homes perceived value. Avoid cutting corners and put in a little bit of effort to score a much larger outcome. A great agent can also give you advice on the right repairs to make so don’t go overboard before getting professional advice.
Time to Make the Right Choices
Now that you know some of the things to avoid when selling a house you can move onto listing with a lot more confidence. Just remember to partner with a licensed and experienced professional to get you started. Teresa Mack specializes in first-time sellers and prides herself on helping clients capitalize on their homes true value.
If you’re ready to make the right choices contact Teresa Mack, not only can she help you sell your home but she can help you search for a new one. Click the contact tab at the top or head on over to https://teresamack.com/schedule-appointment to schedule your first risk-free appointment.