Home Selling Tips from NSB Homes
Eight Common Mistakes Sellers Make
When you're selling your New Smyrna Beach townhome, house, or condo, you want to make sure that you market it correctly. Any mistakes that occur during the home selling process can cost you time and money, not to mention stress! Here are some common mistakes that home sellers make.
Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid
1. Choosing the Wrong Realtor
When it comes to selling your home, you shouldn't go solo. But don't bring on the first agent you see. Thoroughly research a potential agent, including seeking out testimonials from their current and previous clients. Having the right agent can save you time, money, and worry.
2. Selling Your Home Too Quickly
Trying to sell your home in an unrealistically narrow timeframe is one of the biggest mistakes home sellers make. Not only will it cause frustration on your end, it can also mean accepting less money for your property or even scaring away a potential buyer. Selling your home too quickly gives the assumption to potential home buyers that something is wrong and you're trying to ditch your home.
3. Overpricing Your Home
Make sure you research the current New Smyrna Beach real estate market before you start the home selling process, including looking at comparable home values. If other homes in your area have similar features and square footage as your home, but for thousands of dollars less, a potential buyer may not consider your home at all.
4. Ignoring Curb Appeal
First impressions are crucial during the home selling process. Many home buyers like to take a quick glance as they drive by your home, so make sure it looks its best. If you own a house in New Smyrna Beach, keep your home exterior clean and maintained so that it invites potential buyers to eventually take a peek inside.
5. Banning Home Viewings
No customer considers buying a car without test driving it first. Home buyers will not spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on your home without touring the inside, either. Although the home is currently yours, the goal of home viewings in the selling process is to make the home theirs. They need to see if it fits them well.
6. Incorrectly Staging Your Home
Impressing home buyers during viewings is important. Don't leave your laundry by the washer, toys on the floor, or dog dishes and cat litter boxes in the main living areas. Make sure your house, townhome, or condo is clean and prepared for a home viewing. But don't go overboard, either. Don't make your home so spotless that it looks unrealistic or straight out of a magazine. You want to make your home warm and welcoming to potential home buyers.
7. Opting Out of a Home Inspection
Even newer homes and condos have flaws. You'll want to learn about any repairs that need to be made before the buyer does, so you can fix the issues or at least let the buyer know about them. If home buyers conduct their own inspections and catches you off-guard with maintenance needs, this will set back your home sale tremendously. Give your home buyers confidence by offering your own home inspection.
8. Giving Misleading or False Information to Home Buyers
Besides the laws that require full disclosure, giving away false information or none at all will not bode well for your home sale. Any experienced home buyer's agent will find out any and all information about your home. Always maintain integrity.