Every day, people are hindering themselves from selling their home quickly and for a fair price by committing unintentional errors. If you are guilty of any of these mistakes, it’s time to reassess your home selling process now.
Your asking price is too high
It’s tempting to want to list your home for a higher price than the market would suggest is feasible, and then hope to get lucky with an offer or at least allow some room to come down in negotiation. However, many buyers will make an immediate decision based on their top-line budget when looking at a listing, so it doesn’t matter how great your home is or how well it is staged if you can’t even get them in the door because the asking price is too high.
You haven’t made the repairs that matter most
Your home doesn’t have to be flawless in order to sell; there are plenty of small things that buyers are willing to overlook or fix themselves in the right situation. However, there are always going to be some repair issues that will be non-negotiable for almost all buyers. Talk to your agent about common issues that come up during inspections, and be honest with them about any problems in the home. They can help guide you and suggest things that you need to fix before showing the property.
You are listing your house For Sale By Owner (FSBO)
Many people think they can save by selling their home without the help of a real estate agent, but there are plenty of ways that you can sabotage yourself by going this route. Homes sold by owner often go for less than market value. Without a real estate agent, you usually lack access to the advanced tools and extended networks that agents utilize in order to get the best deals for their clients.
Choosing an experienced and knowledgeable agent from your desired area is one of the best things you can do to help your home sell quickly and for a fair price. At The Parker Group, our expert agents utilize every resource at their disposal to help our clients achieve their dreams. Contact us today to learn more about our residential real estate services, and get a head start on listing your home.