There are many mistakes sellers commonly make when selling their houses, particularly if they have never sold a house before. Selling a home can be a difficult and emotional process. Knowing what not to do ahead of time can make a big difference in how smoothly the selling process unfolds. Read this before selling your Jefferson County real estate
so you know which mistakes not to make.
Setting too high of a price
Home owners develop an emotional attachment to their homes. This is why it is generally best to seek outside help when setting a price for your home. You will be thinking of how much you paid for it, how much money and time you put into renovating it over the years, and the memories you have when you set the price of the house. A professional will kindly remind you that selling the house is a business transaction and none of those things really matter when it comes to setting the price. You want the listing price of your house to be based on the location, the size and amenities of the house, and the current market. That is it.
Not making needed repairs
Many home sellers make the mistake of not making needed repairs. You might think that a minor repair is no big deal and can easily be taken care of by the buyer. It probably can, but that will cost you. Buyers will use any needed repairs are bargaining chips for negotiating a lower price. Making the repairs yourself will most likely net you the most money in the long run. Not only will you be able to sell the house for more, it will most likely sell faster, which saves you the costs associated with having it on the market longer.
Not hiring a professional seller
Enlisting an experienced professional will help the entire process run more smoothly and help ensure you get the most you can for your home. Do your research and find someone who is experienced in your area. Find out what they sold other nearby homes for and have a frank discussion upfront about how much they think you can get for your house. Research the difference between a real estate agent and a Realtor in order to determine who you should hire.
Not advertising the house properly
The way you advertise your for sale home matters big time. Photos are of utmost importance. The rooms should be clutter-free, already staged, and very well lit. If you have a good eye, photos you take yourself might work. Ask a professional and others for their opinion on the photos. It is often best to have someone else take them. Putting up a sign in your yard is also important. Print advertising and online advertising are both good options. Open houses can help draw people in.
These tips should help you sell your Jefferson County real estate
more quickly and easily. If you have any further questions about home selling, or Jefferson County real estate
in general, do not hesitate to contact me.