5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling Grasslands Lakeland Home

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5 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Selling Grasslands Lakeland Home


The home selling market is competitive and while you may be anxious to get your home in Grasslands Lakeland Florida sold, there are preparations that you have to do first. There are also things that you should avoid if you want your home to stay on the market in the shortest time possible. Avoiding these pitfalls will put you in a stronger position as a seller. Read on for common errors to avoid when selling your home. 

Avoid costly mistakes before selling your Grasslands Lakeland FL home, these are helpful tips for you.

1. Refusing to remove your clutter

One of the simplest ways to prepare your Lakeland FL Grasslands home for sale is to declutter and create a sense of spaciousness. Clutter is a known deal-breaker. Make sure that the entire home, from the kitchen countertops to the shelves in the den are all sparkling clean. It will cost you almost nothing to get rid of your clutter but it can give you big rewards.


2. Having irrational expectations

Buying a house is no easy work. With so many Grasslands luxury homes for sale available on the market, the last thing buyers want or need is to argue with a seller about unreasonable expectations or pricing. As a seller, you need to look at other properties for sale in your area. Check the price range as well to see if your price is within the bracket. Avoid testing the market with a very high price if you do not want your home to stay on the market for a longer period of time.


3. Being in a rush

Do not expect that your home will get sold on its first weekend on the market. Selling a home takes time and some properties may take a longer time to sell than others. Preparation is also needed to be able to capture the right weather condition that will highlight your home’s best feature in photography or video.


4. Showing your home in bad condition

Getting your home ready for sale goes beyond washing dirty dishes and making the beds. Some homes need quick fixes and a few updating. Some repairs done before selling the home can boost chances of getting it sold quickly. In the long run, it is more expensive not to fix a house before it goes on the market.


5. Selling your house empty

An empty house usually takes longer to sell. Why? Selling an empty house makes buyers feel empty too. If you want your home to attract many buyers, you need to dress it up. You do not have to go out and buy new furniture or accessories. What you have may be more than be enough. You just need to choose which among them would fit well and help create the look of a properly staged home. If your furniture is already in another house, you may consider getting the help of a local stager to give your home a new look that will charm potential buyers.


Learn to identify and avoid these mistakes so you can save yourself a lot of trouble and sell your home fast. Visit http://www.LakelandFloridaLiving.com for more home selling ideas.


Call me, Petra Norris, at (863) 619-6918 or send me an email at petra@petranorris.com if you’re looking for a Lakeland Florida real estate agent with superior local knowledge, experience, professionalism, integrity, and personal service to help you sell or buy Lakeland FL Grasslands homes for sale or Sandpiper Golf homes for sale.


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Very insightful article, Petra. Lakeland FL Grasslands home sellers will really appreciate learning about these so it'll be easier for them to make the sale. All the best!

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