Once you've decided to sell your home it's important to put your best efforts toward selling it in order to get top price and a quick sale. Here are 3 common mistakes home sellers make and how to avoid them.
Overpricing your home
You want to get the most for you home, after all it is the largest investment most of us make. There are many ways to prepare your home to get top dollar but if you over-price it, you are likely doomed to a long sales process, frustration and possibly even selling for less than it should.
Use your agent to determine what today's home buyer is willing to pay for homes similar to yours. Instant automated home valuation reports are available at www.RochMNHomeValues.net. Our agents can also prepare a more finely tuned Comparable Market Analysis (CMA) for you. Email: info@RochMNHomes.net
Clutter and Dirt
Buyers in retail stores often want a discount when a product is dirty or is less than perfect. This buyer attitude applies to housing as well. If your home isn't decluttered and clean buyers won't offer top price for it and may not offer at all. A first and easy step to decluttering is to pack everything you won't need in the next 6 months and place it in storage. After you declutter then clean like crazy! Aim for sparkle!
Poor or Dated Condition
Retail buyers aren't likely to pay top dollar for something in need of repair or old inventory. Home buyers behave the exact same way! Home buyers will often reject a home in need of repair and move onto the next house on their list. Dated decor can also hurt you.
Dated features such as older tile, kitchen cabinets, etc can often be given a fresh look by simply updating the paint, rugs, art work. My advice is to fix things that are broken, update the easy stuff and freshen the look as much as possible.
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