SO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR HOUSE YOURSELF YOU WILL WANT TO READ THIS REPORT.

By
Real Estate Agent with GMAC Cypress Real Estate

Selling a house can be a roller coaster ride for any homeowner,but,with the right preparation, it ca be a very rewarding and profitable experience. This special report list five common mistakes sellers often make. Avoid this pitfalls, and you'll be ahead of the game.

 RUSHING ON THE PRICE.

Take your time when you're setting the asking price of your home. This is a crucial step that shouln't be rushed. It is a tricky thing, and pricing too hight is just as dangerous as pricing too  low.

The average buyer often looks at more than a dozen homes before making a decision. That means buyers have the advantaje of comparison shopping. If your house isn't reasonably priced, you may lose that perfect sale I can help you with a free market analisis on your home to set the very best asking price.

THINKING FIRST IMPRESIONS DON'T MATTER.

First impressions count on a big way! if the seller has not taken the time to declutter and cleans his house, he may lose the sale  before a walk-through even begins.

Buyers can't help but respond to your home emotionally. if the house is messy or there is a strange smell coming from behind a closed door, they will likely make a quick exit an look for anoter home.

It may take some elbow grease on your part, but any effort you invest into preparing your home will pay off in the long run.

when buyers preview your home, they are more confortable and will spend more time when you are not around. This would be a good time to run those errands or walk the dog.

KEEPING A LOW PROFILE.

It is a competitive market out there, in any market condition and this is not the time for you or your real estate agent to became a shrinking violet. You want someone who will shout your home's praises from the rooftops(figuratively, of course). Make sure your agent take advantage of all the marketing tools.

The majority of homebuyers start their search on the internet. Are you or your agent taking advantaje of that tecnology. Does your agent have a website? can potential buyers easily find your home listed in a search and find feature? once they do is it easy to contact your realtor for information. Does your realtor list enough detailed information about your home? buyers are often impatient and won't take kindly to waiting for a call back with the information. They want to acces facts about your home quickly and easily or they might move on.

BREEZING THROUGH THE CONTRACT.

Don't make the mistake of taking the contract lightly. Protect yourself and go over it whit a fine-tooth comb is iportant that all of the costs,terms conditions an responsabilities are included.

Have you disclosed everything about your home? share all known defects with your buyer in writing. it will protect your buyer latter becames dissatisfied.

CHOOSING THE WRONG REALTOR.

This is the time for you, the seller to shop around. You will spend a lot of time with the realtor you choose so make sure he or she is somebody you enjoy being around and can trust. don't choose somebody just because he is your friend, this is the esiest way to lose a friendship.

Comments (1)

Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

Osanin, great list. Proper preparation is so important and often underlooked.

May 09, 2008 12:55 PM