BuyersLocal Real Estate MarketSellersUncategorized April 16, 2024

Selling Your Home? Ditch These Habits

When it comes to selling your home, there are things you can do that will make the process easier. On the flip side, there are also things that can make the process more difficult, stressful, and time-consuming, or even put your home sale in jeopardy.

So, what things shouldn’t you do if you’re trying to sell your home?

recent article from outlined habits homeowners need to ditch if they want to successfully sell their home, including:

Forgoing concessions. In a seller’s market, many sellers feel that they have the upper hand. But while you may have the advantage, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to do anything to woo buyers. Being completely unwilling to negotiate can turn away potential buyers, and could make the process of selling your home take longer, or even cost you money. So, if a buyer requests a concession, try to be flexible and consider their request.

Pricing your home too high. Obviously, you want to sell your home for as much as possible. But overpricing your home can make it significantly harder to sell. Home listings get the most activity the first 30 days after hitting the market. If your home is priced too high, buyers may ignore it, and the longer your home sits on the market, the more likely you are to get lowball offers since buyers see that it’s not selling. If you want to successfully sell your home, make sure to list your house at a realistic and reasonable price.

Leaving your pets home during a showing. You love your pets, but not everyone is an animal lover. Leaving your pets at home during showings can be a major turnoff for some buyers, even to the point of not wanting to tour your home. It may take some scheduling and arranging, but it’s worth doing what you can to make sure your pets are out of the house so all buyers can feel comfortable looking at your home.

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