While it may seem like selling your home is an impossible task with landmines along the way, it doesn’t have to be quite so dramatic or difficult. If you avoid these common mistakes, then you’ll have a less stressful and more succe ssful sale.
Selling before you’re ready
It can be very emotional to say goodbye to a home you’ve loved. If you notice that it’s becoming too difficult, then you may not really be ready to sell. In addition, you should thoroughly examine your finances to determine whether or not you have the money you need to buy another home. This is especially true if you’re planning to upgrade.
Not pricing your home correctly!
Once your home has been put on the market, you’ll begin receiving offers. It’s important to keep an open mind when it comes these offers. Don’t be too rigid on the selling price. In addition, don’t immediately dismiss lowball offers by not responding to them. Give potential buyers an opportunity to come to a price that is agreeable to both parties. This is also true when it comes to seller concessions. Though it would be amazing to sell for your asking price with no concessions, it may not be reasonable and you could lose out on a good sale.
Not working with a professional
Finally, you could be making a mistake by not working with a professional real estate agent. By working with an agent, you can easily avoid all the scenarios above. An agent who is an expert in your area will know how to price your home, will understand disclosures, and will negotiate on your behalf.
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