4 Mistakes Made by First-time Home Sellers And How To Avoid Them

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4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home SellersMany factors go into selling a home for the first time. Some can make it a stressful process, and there are a few things you should avoid for a successful sale. If you're putting your home on the market and hoping for quick success, here are some common mistakes you'll want to be sure to bypass.  

Pricing Your Home Too High

It's entirely likely that there's an amount you have in mind when it comes to selling your home. But it's important that your asking price is in line with the market conditions and what's being offered. Instead of winging it, check the local neighborhood listings and see what similar homes are selling for so yours won't be left to linger.

Forgetting The Small Repairs

After you've put your home up for sale and have arranged an open house, one of the first things people will notice is the small repairs like paint chips or loose doorknobs that haven't yet been fixed. Instead of letting this negatively impact the offers you'll receive, complete the little fix-ups before you schedule your open house so potential homebuyers are not turned off.

Missing On Marketing

There are so many avenues for selling a home these days that it can be hard to know which way to go. However, it's best to consider all of your options and utilize social media to widen the audience you'll attract. Keep in mind that if you're investing in a website or brochures, it's important to hire a good photographer to show your home in its best light.

Selling It On Your Own

Hitting the market on your own can be rife with a lot of questions, so as a first-time seller you may want to consider the services of a real estate agent. It's just important to ensure that the person you choose is qualified and has experience in your community so they can steer you in the right direction and offer helpful advice.

Selling a home for the first time can be a stressful thing.  But by utilizing the right agent and having reasonable expectations, it may be off the market before you know it.

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Great advice, thanks for posting!

Jan 12, 2017 12:24 PM #1
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Diane Beaumont These are important mistakes first time home sellers to avoid.

Jan 12, 2017 06:29 PM #2
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Price, preparation and presentation are key....

both visual and emotional appeal are what attract buyers. 

Jan 19, 2017 01:34 PM #3
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