There are lots of options for potential home buyers these days, so it’s important that you don’t just stick a for sale sign up there and think that your work is done. At Keogh Property Estate Agency – we have years of experience in selling homes and doing this quickly and effectively. We have put a list of mistakes that you should look to avoid when selling your home.
Don’t be too Emotionally Attached
Of course, it is your home, and you have put a lot of effort into it – but it’s important not to become too emotionally attached when it comes to putting it on the market. If there are things in terms of decoration that should be changed to make it more neutral for potential buyers, don’t let the sentimental value of your existing décor get the better of you. If you have unique taste or a striking look in your house, it could be that you need to make some changes to make it more attractive to prospective interested parties.
If Something is Broken – Fix it
If a potential buyer come to see your home and see some things that need to be fixed or repair – they may then wonder how well you have maintained the rest of your property. First impressions count, and they might be concerned that there are further fixes required that they can’t yet see. Make sure you do some basic maintenance such as patching up any small holes in the walls, make sure your gutters are cleared etc. It all makes a difference.
Be Careful of Selling Privately
Buyers can be put off by private sellers as it’s a life changing experience, and the reality is they might worry that there is a dodgy seller on the loose. Some people also underestimate the time it takes to sell a house if you don’t have the experience. There are also hidden costs that you need to consider. Your property needs to be marketed to get exposure, we offer to sell your house for a fixed-fee rate – but if you do it yourself, you will most likely find that there are costs that you won’t have even thought of.
Don’t Ask for too Much Money
It’s important to ensure that you know the true value of your house and that you make sure it is priced accordingly. Your house is worth what the market is willing to pay you, so again make sure you aren’t making decisions based on your emotional attachments. If you price your home too high, you may end up putting off potential buyers or have your property sitting on the market for a long time. It’s always best to seek advice.
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