Mistakes You Don't Want to Make When Selling Your Montgomery Home

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Sandra Nickel REALTORS

Selling your Montgomery home should be a smooth profitable transaction. But it could end up being an unsuccessful, draining experience, especially if the appropriate precautions and preparations are not observed. montgomery homeA majority of the time, the chance for success lies within the hands of the hired real estate expert. In order to guarantee optimal results, the sellers must be willing to cooperate and consider the professional advice of their real estate agent. Agonizing over a listing price, making the property presentable, rushing for last minute showings, answering inconvenient calls, and frazzling thoughts of not being able to sell are all stressful components of selling your home. If you and your home are not properly prepared there is a great risk of losing thousands of dollars in an unsuccessful transaction. Included in the following section are five of the most common, costly mistakes homeowners can easily avoid when selling their Montgomery home. 

  1. Do not believe all real estate professionals are the same, choose wisely
    The process of selling your home involves many tedious details and critical decisions. Real estate professionals are experts in handling these situations and offering knowledgeable guidance to sellers. It is crucial to research several professionals in order to find a suitable match with experience selling homes similar to yours. Real estate agents use different methods to sell their listings. Innovative professionals who promote listings with newer techniques to attract buyers are always more successful than professionals relying on traditional strategies. 24-7 advertising, excessive exposure and lead generation are important services agents offer to aid in selling your home. Hiring and utilizing the right real estate professional can significantly maximize the chances for a smooth, profitable transaction. 
  2. Effects of ignoring cosmetic upkeep
    The potential buyer's first impression of your Montgomery home is crucial. Dirty dishes piled in the sink, unkempt lawns, cluttered rooms, stained carpets, scattered soiled laundry, and disgusting odors may seem like little things, but they are big turn-offs to prospective buyers. Ignoring cosmetic upkeep leads to loosing home sales. It also never hurts to hire a staging company to assist in making the home more appealing to buyers.
  3. Refusing to make repairs
    Another major cause in loosing home sales is the seller's refusal to make necessary repairs. In the long run, it is not beneficial to sell "as is". Instead, making needed repairs or improvements will increase the home's value. A real estate agent can decide what repairs will boost the home's value.
  4. Picking a price that is not too high or too low
    When properties get priced too high they tend to sit on the market and eventually develop a label of a problem property. When priced too low a home could fly off the market, allowing the buyer to get a great deal and the seller with lost potential profits. Listing the home at the appropriate price could make or break a successful sale. Real estate professionals use their market knowledge and special tactics to appropriately price the property and ensure a timely and profitable sale.
  5. Making things convenient for prospective buyers
    Providing easy access to the property for showings is the key to finding the right buyer. Appointment-only showings take away from the buyer's convenience because a specific time has to be set to fit the schedules of multiple people. Using a lock box is the best way to provide easy access for showings. You are less likely to miss out on a sale when buyers are never denied a chance to view the property. 

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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Sandra.....good information.....nice post.

Dec 15, 2009 10:56 PM #1
Sandra Nickel

The basics of homeselling NEVER change.  Even in this tough market, if a seller will do the basics as outllined, it's easy to hook a buyer!

Dec 16, 2009 01:32 AM #2
Pam Richerson
Maxwell AFB, AL

Great tips Sandra....Thanks for the post!

Dec 28, 2009 10:02 PM #3
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