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Top 10 Sins When Selling

Not hiring a professional to sell your house
Trying to sell your home by yourself is sheer madness…because think about it…do you know ‘who’ is it that might be walking through your door to tour your home?? You are letting complete strangers inside your home at any given time!

An experienced Realtor will only work with Buyers that have been pre-qualified and are serious about buying a home. Not someone that could be ‘playing games’ or trying to steal from you!

Plus Home sellers who do it themselves often end up selling for far less.

Neglecting necessary repairs prior to sale
You will lose money if you don’t take care of repairs before the house goes on the market.

Refusing to remove your clutter and junk prior to the sale
Clutter eats equity and kills deals.

Selling your house empty
Selling an empty house makes buyers feel the same way—empty. Be sure you “dress” your house for sale…even if it is just by putting a ‘Welcome’ mat at the front & back doors…some green silk plants in the Living rm & Kitchen, some pretty towels in the bathrooms…and a few rugs in the Kitchen & baths. If you need help…give me a call…I’d love to help with your options for inexpensive staging ideas.

Neglecting to complete a full set of disclosures prior to closing
I’ve watched too many home sellers pay out big bucks because they didn’t “reveal it all.” So be sure you’re telling all you need to tell.

The sale for maximum tax benefits
Even one day mistimed can cost you tens of thousands in extra taxes. Don’t be left a day late and many dollars short. Learn about taxes and timing issues from your agent, the local market expert.

Overlooking junk fees and extra expenses at closing
Home sellers throw thousands away by not requesting and confirming a list of fees and expenses long before closing day. Make sure you ask your agent which fees to pay and which ones you should refute.

Mispricing your home
Overpricing or underpricing your house is a huge money-losing mistake. Be sure to ask your agent to guide and explain “the right price.” It’s about more than your gut feeling and needs.

Face it, you can’t afford to lose money either through your neglect, indifference, or ignorance of the selling process. So make sure you sit down with your agent to address these issues and pave the way for the smoothest, quickest sale possible.

Not setting the stage for sale
You must create a showplace for prospective buyers. Buyers purchase with their hearts and not their heads. Remember that when you’re staging and helping prepare for your open houses.

Letting your ego get in the way when negotiating
Too many sellers take negotiating personally and lose out on creating a win-win deal.

I can definitely help you through the maze in selling your home…
Just give me a call on my direct number (352) 843-1988