Avoid Some Common Mistakes When Selling Your House
Here are the most common mistakes people make when selling their house.
House Is Priced Too High
This will certainly turn buyers off, and you may have to make several contingencies or offer incentives in order to get buyers even interested in making an offer. While you may feel your home is special, asking more than the fair market value will usually get you nowhere.
House Is In Bad Condition
While your home in its current condition may work for you and your family, if there are obvious repairs that need to be made, or it is terribly outdated, fixing these problems will not only make it easier to market your home, but will also increase its value. In most cases this increase will be considerably greater than the money you put into making the changes.
House Is Being Marketed Incorrectly
When selling your home, there are no guarantees that the ultimate buyer will simply walk through the front door. In many cases you may have to bring your home to the buyer. Effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing, and able buyer in the shortest period of time.
By adhering to the advice in these simple tips, you can avoid the biggest mistakes homeowners make when selling their homes, and the process will be smoother and more profitable in the long run.
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Totally agree Michael Jacobs ... my house is "lived in" and my own -- I would have to make some changes if I were to sell it.