Are you thinking about selling your home this year? If so, you need to get started right now because the end of spring is always the best time to put your home on the market. This gives you the whole of the summer season to attract and interest buyers up until the point of September. By September, the market begins to cool off, and you’ll struggle to get the attention you need to sell the home. Of course, selling at the wrong time isn’t the only error people make marketing their house. Here are a few of the others that you will certainly want to avoid.
Don’t Worry About The Mess
Wait, maybe you should? After all, you have to remember that the potential buyer is investing in a dream. The dream of the perfect place to live and if your home is a mess or looks out of style, it could throw their perception a little. That’s why you want to spend time tidying and dressing up your home to make sure it’s picture perfect when people come around. There are so many sellers that don’t bother to do this and then wonder why they don’t get any offers.
It’ll Sell Itself
No home sells itself. If a house sells for a great price and fast, you can bet it’s because there’s one incredible team behind it, pushing it for the target buyer. Of course, great estate agencies these days are few and far between. You need to make sure you check out some of the best real estate agents on the market and avoid the ones who are charging for a shoddy service.
There are plenty of estate agents who will put very little effort into marketing your home. You need to look for the class acts, the ones who promise a high price for your home.
Not Everything Needs Fixing
Yes, it does. Otherwise, buyers will start to see your house as a fixer upper. It’s not a massive problem as long as you don’t mind it selling for below the asking price. However, if you want to shift the house at the full price that you put it on the market at, you better make sure everything is in tip-top condition. Otherwise, a lot of people will look around, note the issues and then lowball their offers.
Our Actions Don’t Matter
Again, it’s another silly mistake. You might think that people don’t care what you’re like as the seller of the home and that’s totally untrue. It’s kind of like buying a used car. If you buy a used car, you’re certainly judging the seller, aren’t you? You’re trying to get a feel for whether they have looked after the car while they were driving it. It’s the same with selling a home. The buyer will be trying to get a feel for you and attempting to figure out whether a) you can be trusted and b) if you kept the property in great condition. If you can’t, or you didn’t, say goodbye to that fast sale.
Avoid these mistakes, and you can make sure the experience of selling your property is completely pain-free.