So what, exactly, are those habits, and, more importantly, what should you do instead?
A recent article from realtor.com outlined habits you’ll want to shake if you plan to sell your house in the coming year, including:
Trying to sell your home on your own. Many people think they can easily sell their home on their own. But the truth is, selling a home is a complex, challenging process, and working with an agent is the best way to navigate those challenges. Real estate agents have the experience, knowledge, and network needed to successfully sell your home quickly and profitably, so if you’re thinking of selling your home this year, you’ll definitely want to partner with an agent.
Considering only the highest offer. Many sellers think that the highest offer is always the best offer and, as such, it’s the only offer they’ll consider. But the truth is, there are so many elements other than price that make an offer competitive, and if you’re only looking at the number, you could be missing out on the best offer. If you plan to sell your home this year, make sure to consider everything about each offer, including the contingencies, closing timelines, and the buyers’ financial stability, and then choose the offer that makes the most sense for you, even if it isn’t technically the highest.
Being strict about showing times. Showing your home whenever there’s an interested buyer is inconvenient. But if you want to sell your home, only showing your property during strict time frames (like weekends from 2PM to 5PM) can limit the number of buyers that see your property, which can ultimately make it harder to sell. If you want your home to sell quickly and for the highest price possible, make sure to be as flexible as possible with showings.
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