If selling for the most money is your goal, here are three major mistakes that you should avoid making, lest you risk potentially sabotaging your own sale:
1. Picking the wrong agent. When you’re interviewing an agent, you need to ask them about their marketing program. How are they going to sell your home? How are they going to market it online? Will they just put a sign in your yard? Will they schedule open houses? Are they familiar with the area? What is the proven track record? Ask any agent these questions before deciding to work with them.
2. Overpricing your house. We know that you want to net top dollar for your house. However, overpricing your house can steer away potential buyers. Those buyers may not think that you’ll even negotiate on a fair market offer.
You want to make it as easy as possible for a buyer to come see your home.3. Not doing any repairs. If you know of any minor repairs that need to be done before you list your home, just take a little bit of time to get those done. A little bit can go a long way.
4. Not making your house readily available. By that, I mean declining showings or having a restrictive time frame in which showings are available. You want to make it as easy as possible for a buyer to come see your home. When you make it challenging for a buyer to come by for a showing, it sends the message that you’re not motivated to sell your home, and that can be a big turn-off for a buyer.
If you have any questions about this or other real estate topics, you’re always encouraged to reach out to me. I hope to hear from you soon!