How to Avoid Making 4 Pitfalls First-Time Home Sellers Make

Reblogger Brian England
Real Estate Agent with Arizona Focus Realty SA634540000

I wanted to share these great tips from Debe Maxwell, CRS , as I think they likely apply in any market.

Original content by Debe Maxwell, CRS 228209

How to Avoid Making 4 Pitfalls First-Time Home Sellers Make

SOLD by Debe in Charlotte

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

 

PricingAsking 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. 

 

Read my article with an extensive explanation of how to properly price your Charlotte home.

 

Lack of Preparation

 

preparation in selling your Charlotte homeThe 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! 

 

Read more about home selling including de-cluttering, painting, pre-inspections and more.  Preparation and pricing are the two key factors in having a successful sale.

 

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.

 

SELLERS

If you're thinking of selling your Charlotte homelet’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!

*References from any of our sellers are available upon request.  Read our reviews at www.CharlotteRealEstateAgentReviews.com

Hiring the RIGHT Charlotte Realtor® is critical to your home selling success too!

 

© Debe Maxwell | The Maxwell House Group | CharlotteBroker@icloud.com |How to Avoid Making 4 Pitfalls First-Time Home Sellers Make

 

     

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Paul Antonelli
NextHome Antonelli Realty - Saint Cloud, FL
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Great tips. It's common for people to make decisions based on emotions rather then reason. 

Dec 05, 2017 06:30 AM #1
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Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Good morning Brian England, a great one to re-blog. Biggest one I see is pricing. Sometimes they listen to their friends and family more than their Realtor.

Dec 05, 2017 06:31 AM #2
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Joan Cox
Metro Brokers - House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Brian, great choice of a reblog, and pricing a home outside of the fair market value is the worst idea!   

Dec 05, 2017 06:56 AM #3
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods

Thank you so much for the re-blog, Brian! First time home sellers are often in need of true professional guidance since they are often ill-advised by their family & friends. You know, everyone thinks they can sell real estate, right?!!

Dec 05, 2017 06:57 AM #4
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Lottie Kendall
Today | Sotheby's International Realty - San Carlos, CA
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I agree, Brian, that the points Debe Maxwell, CRS makes here apply to any markets. Good choice to re-blog.

Dec 05, 2017 07:39 AM #5
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Brian England - Debe always has great info to share. 

Dec 05, 2017 07:56 AM #6
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Hello Brian England you pick one that I wrote down to report also.  We both have the same taste.  lol

 

Dec 05, 2017 07:58 AM #7
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Michael Jacobs
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena Area Real Estate 818.516.4393

Hi Brian -- excellent choice for a reblog -- very timely subject.

Dec 05, 2017 08:25 AM #8
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Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
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Those are the basic four. I always tell first time sellers remember, once youd ecide to list your home let go of it, it is no longer yours.

Dec 05, 2017 02:25 PM #9
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Brian

The 4 pitfalls for first time home sellers make are right on point and should be avoided.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 05, 2017 07:51 PM #10
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Lou Ludwig
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Brian

Avoiding the pitfalls is a path to creating referrals.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 06, 2017 07:51 PM #11
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Excellent reblog choice Brian!  Great tips for inexperienced sellers! Not many sellers are actually experienced, so I guess this is good for all sellers!

Dec 07, 2017 01:56 PM #12
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
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Brian 

Good choice to re-post Debb Maxwell post.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Dec 10, 2017 07:47 PM #13
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