I wanted to share these great tips from Debe Maxwell, CRS , as I think they likely apply in any market.
How to Avoid Making 4 Pitfalls First-Time Home Sellers Make
Are you thinking about selling your Charlotte home? If this is your first time going through the home-selling process, you may be wondering just how well things are going to go. Selling a home is usually a smooth process – there are thousands of homes sold each day – but, issues can arise if you're not unaware of the ‘pitfalls.’ Let's explore four mistakes that are commonly made by first-time home sellers and how you can avoid them.
Trying To Sell Without Experienced Representation
The first and most significant mistake that some first-time home sellers make is to try to go it alone. Selling a house is a major financial and legal transaction and one where experience is crucial in a successful sale. Investing in an agent who has a track record for quick, efficient sales, will give you a distinct advantage over going it alone. Read more about why you do not want to try to sell your home the first time or ANY time, on your own.
Choosing Emotion Over Reason
Next, you'll want to avoid letting your emotions control how you react or respond during the selling process. Many homeowners become emotionally attached to their homes, which is fine while you're living there but, emotion can get in the way you're selling. It's important to let logic and reason guide the sale. Read more about not letting yourself get caught up emotionally or you may make a critical mistake.
Pricing Outside Of A Realistic Range
Asking too much – or yes, too little! – for your home is another common mistake made by first-time home sellers. It's critical to understand that the hyperlocal real estate market has a lot of influence on pricing your home. Current listings and recent sales of similar homes in the area truly set your price range, so these will need to be given weight in your pricing decision. As a local Charlotte real estate broker, I will offer wisdom and data with regards to your choosing the right sale price.
Lack of Preparation
The final mistake we'll cover today is lack of preparation. I’ve had sellers phone me to say, “Okay, I’m ready to list my Charlotte home - TODAY!” There is much more to just throwing a sign in the yard, entering your home in MLS and praying that we find a buyer for you quickly!
Selling your first home can be a daunting experience but, with the right advisor and professional representation, it will go smoothly. To learn more about the home selling process or to list your Charlotte home for sale, our real estate team is happy to assist.
If you're thinking of selling your Charlotte home, let’s talk! As with everything in life, preparation is key and I will equip you with what you'll need to get you, as seamlessly as possible, through the home-selling process. Call or text (704) 491-3310 and let’s get started!
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