Making the decision to move is always a big one especially when you’re selling one home to buy another. Depending on whether or not the market is in your favour at the time there are a number of mistakes home sellers often make that can see them lose the opportunity to move into their dream home.
In this two-part post we will look at six mistakes home owners should avoid when selling their homes.
Showing an empty house
In part one of our post we pointed out that you should never show a house that is cluttered and untidy, similarly you should never show and empty house. Research has shown that staging a house can significantly raise the value. Not only does it help accentuate the positive qualities of the home it inspires the buyer’s imagination and helps them see the properties true potential.
Ruining the listing
Listing your property online or in newspapers and property magazines is a huge part of the selling process because it is essentially the public’s first encounter with your home. With that said it is absolutely essential that you use only the best high resolution pictures. Use persuasive language, run spellcheck and have someone else proofread your copy.
Being closed minded during negotiations
The negotiation process is a critical time because it is when the final asking price as well as the potential profits you could see are determined. You don’t want to leave the table wide open but you don’t want to be too closed minded either. When reviewing offers you need to take several factors into consideration for example if your home has been on the market for weeks without any offers you may not want to be so quick to turn down a lowball offer.
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