Selling Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make!

#1 — Pricing Your Property Too High.

Every seller obviously wants to get the most money for his or her Home. Ironically, the best way to do this is NOT to list your home at an excessively high price! A high listing price will cause some prospective buyers to lose interest before even seeing your property. Also, it may lead other buyers to expect more than what you have to offer. As a result, overpriced properties tend to take an unusually long time to sell, and they end up being sold at a lower price.

#2 — Mistaking Re-finance Appraisals for the Market Value.

Unfortunately, a re-finance appraisal may have been stated at an untruthfully high price. Often, lenders estimate the value of your property to be higher than it actually is in order to encourage re-financing. The market value of your home could actually be lower.

#3 — Forgetting to “Showcase Your Home”.

In spite of how frequently this mistake is addressed and how simple it is to avoid, its prevalence is still widespread. When attempting to sell your home to prospective buyers, do not forget to make your home look as pleasant as possible. Make necessary repairs. Clean. Make sure everything functions and looks presentable. A poorly kept home in need of repairs will surely lower the selling price of your property and will even turn away some buyers.

#4 – Putting too Many Restrictions on “Showing” Times.

A prospective buyer is home shopping on his schedule, which may conflict with your schedule. Remember that if you wish to sell quickly, home buyers must be able to view your property. This may mean that your schedule will be disrupted.

#5 — Not Knowing Your Rights & Responsibilities.

It is extremely important that you are well-informed of the details in your real estate contract. Real estate contracts are legally binding documents, and they can often be complex and confusing. Not being aware of the terms in your contract could cost you thousands. Know what you are responsible for and what is included in the sale of your property before signing the contract.

Consider this before taking that road alone to selling you home … Why sell your home alone?  A team behind you makes a big difference! Call or text me at 613.614.3025 if you would like to know about our selling plan for your home.