Are You Making These Mistakes?
People that want to sell their home know that they need to clean and spruce their place up prior to putting it on the market, but there are several common mistakes that many sellers make that can potentially have a greater impact than just un-swept foyer or some soap scum on the shower door.
Here are six mistakes sellers make that can potentially negatively impact the final sale price of your home. Do your best to avoid them.
Failing to Get a Home Inspection
This normally applies to older homes but can apply to newer homes in certain instances. If you think your home might have problems that will require repair, get a home inspection prior to listing. This will allow you to identify and repair problem areas of the home on your own time and budget before negotiating with a buyer.
Not Properly Preparing Your Home for Sale
In a competitive market, the first impression is essential. You want to take full advantage of that rush of agents and potential buyers that occurs in those first few weeks after listing. So, avoid this mistake and help your home show well by repainting, fixing any minor problems and thoroughly cleaning it inside and out. Some sellers hire professionals to do this for them.
Trying to Hide Issues with the Home
Hanging a painting over a hole in the wall or a throwing a rug over that huge water spot in the middle of the floor might seem like a good idea at the time, but it isn’t. Today’s buyers and their agents are remarkably adept at finding these hidden problems. If you cannot afford to fix them, be honest about the problems to avoid a potentially contentious negotiating process, a deal falling through at the last minute or even a lawsuit.
Allowing Your Pets the Run of the House
Animals can be wonderful companions, and many people love them. Not all people love animals, and in order to sell your home, you will need to appeal to the non-animal lover as well. Many experts suggest boarding animals with friends and family while your home is on the market – which hopefully won’t be for too long. If this isn’t an option, make sure any evidence of your furry friends– fur, litter boxes, etc. – is removed daily to avoid turning off potential buyers.
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