Pricing it wrong: Pricing your home according to what it's really worth in today's market is critical to the selling process and can be the difference between a home that sells quickly and a home that lingers on the market. That's why you'll want a professional assessment of your home's value that takes into account similar homes for sale as well as recently sold homes in your area. Contact me today to find out what your home may be worth in today's market.
Ignoring necessary repairs before listing: Buyers don’t like seeing issues they know will require immediate attention - and money. Leaky faucets, rotting wood, broken window seals, soiled carpet and any obvious damage all send up red flags to buyers and should be repaired prior to listing your house. Additionally, minor improvements, or even a fresh coat of paint can make a huge difference.
Not staging your home to its best advantage: Buyers often can't visualize living in your home the way you do. To help make your home appeal to the broadest audience possible (which can help you sell for highest price possible in the shortest time possible) be sure to clean, declutter and impersonalize - in other words, start thinking of it as the house you're going sell rather than your home.
Foregoing professional photos: Here are the facts: 95% of people start their home search online - and they want to see pretty, professional photos. Otherwise, they're likely to overlook your home entirely. Yes, professional photos are an extra expense, but one that will pay for itself off in the long run.
Not hiring a real estate professional: Not only is there a multitude of paperwork and negotiations involved in selling your home, there are complicated legal issues you need to be aware of as well. As your listing agent it's my job to take care of the details associated with selling your home so you can move on! My team and I can take care of it all, from start to close and everything in between. Contact me today to learn more about listing your home for sale.