Selling your home is stressful. It may be a decision you have been contemplating for some time, or it may have come about suddenly. Regardless of how long you’ve been thinking about it, selling your home is a big deal, and many mistakes can happen along the way. The key to avoiding these mistakes is knowledge and preparation! You might want to consult real estate professionals like The Acevedo Team to ensure that you do it the right way.
The following blog post discusses three serious mistakes that should be avoided at all costs when trying to sell your home.
1) Underestimating the Significance of Curb Appeal
Curb appeal means how your home looks from the outside and can set the tone for whether or not potential buyers will want to go inside. There are many things you should do when preparing for an open house. Power washing your home’s exterior, trimming any dead plants/shrubs, removing cobwebs (especially on the front door), and cleaning up clutter around your property such as fallen leaves are some activities that can help improve curb appeal.
Another aspect of curb appeal is making sure there’s room for cars to pull up near the entrance. No one wants to walk long distances to view your property.
2) Setting an Unrealistic Price
When you price your home too high, you may come across as being greedy or not knowing what the market value is. Sellers will get more money out of their property if they set a competitive price from the get-go. If you list for less than other homes in your neighborhood and area, buyers might take this to mean something’s wrong with the house; unless you’re trying to attract investors looking for a good deal.
You should avoid underpricing because doing so makes potential buyers think that there may be an issue with the property which they can’t figure out (e.g., location). Underpricing a property may result in potential customers walking away without making an offer on your place, suspecting something fishy even though they still like it!
3) Hiding Major Problems
Honesty is the best policy, both in real estate and any other industry. You can’t get away with hiding significant problems that exist on your property because you’ll end up losing a potential buyer’s trust when they find out about it later down the line. If any problems require the buyer’s attention, then discuss them. We suggest repairing and restoring all significant issues before putting your property on the market.
Many homeowners in Fontana have made the mistakes mentioned above when selling their property. Consulting home buying and selling professionals such as The Acevedo Team can help you make an intelligent choice. We offer expert home buying and selling advice making the stressful endeavor rather fun and simple. Schedule a free consultation with our team now!