Home Selling Mistakes

You’re in a better position than you think if you want to sell your home in 2024. The current volume of existing homes on the market is low, which makes it a seller’s market. Still, you need to be smart. Several home selling mistakes could cost you big money, or even prevent a sale from going through. Avoid these missteps.

Don’t Make These Home Selling Mistakes

1. Failure to disclose property issues

Few things can tank a home sale faster than if the buyer discovers you’ve tried to cover up issues that must be legally disclosed. Know the disclosure laws for your area and be sure to follow them to the letter. Also, with the market volume so low, buyers may be more willing to buy homes with issues.

2. Overlooking the costs of long sales periods

Cash buyers are more common on the market today than in years past. They typically offer less money than you may be asking but offer the assurance of a fast sale with few chances of complications.

Don’t be too attached to your initial asking price. Think about how much it costs to maintain the home month after month while keeping it in sellable condition. Those costs directly cut into your profits. Selling now for a lower price could easily be more profitable than holding out for months hoping for a better offer, so do the math before deciding.

3. Poor photography

Bad photographs are a major turn-off to buyers. Even if the home itself is in bad shape, people can spot cellphone snaps and will be wary if they look low-quality.

If you want your home to be more attractive to buyers, hiring a professional home photographer is an investment that is easily justified. Great photographs will do a lot to sell your home, even before a potential buyer steps foot inside. 

4. Poor staging

Finally, if you want your home to sell, you need to make it look as presentable as possible. It should look like a “model home.” Keep the rooms immaculately clean and try to remove all signs of habitation whenever someone comes to visit. Buyers want to imagine themselves in your home, and seeing your stuff all over the place will create a psychological barrier for them.

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Randy has enjoyed over 32 wonderful years in the Real Estate industry making dreams come true for homeowners.

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