It’s time to sell your home! You have a contract on a new home and need to sell fast. If you want to sell for the most money, don’t make these classic seller mistakes.
First classic seller mistake is overpricing your home
Your home is valuable to you, of course, but thinking that someone will pay more than what the market value happens to be is one quick way to watch it sit on the market. Instead, ask your Realtor to help you set the best asking price for a fast sale.
That doesn’t mean you will have to bargain basement it. Quite the opposite. However, setting the price high thinking you can lower it later will backfire in a big way.
Next classic seller mistake is leaving all your clutter around
There are two schools of thought on personal items: leave a few personal items out or completely depersonalize the home. No matter which your Realtor advises, leaving a bunch of clutter around will kill interest in your home very quickly. Clutter makes your rooms appear smaller and, to be honest, less clean. Pack it up, move it out and make your move later even quicker.
Ok, so your home is priced right and decluttered, so the next classic seller mistake is not using a lockbox. Realtors use lockboxes to leave a key handy for other Realtors to show your home. The access to the box is controlled, but it makes showings easier. Use one.
Being at home
A classic seller mistake that is, well, awkward is being at home when your home is being shown. Being there will make prospective buyers hesitant to really look at your home. It’s expected that they look in closets and cabinets to see how big they are, but you being there will make them feel weird about doing so. They won’t be as apt to ask the important questions about your home because they might feel you will be offended. Go find yourself somewhere to be for about a half an hour to an hour.
Lastly, don’t make the mistake of declining offers just because of a couple hundred dollars. If an offer is for a bit less than expected, talk with your Realtor to see if there are other things that might make it the best offer to take.