Did you find the perfect realtor and finally put that “for sale” sign up in your yard? Great! Selling your home is an exciting time, but also involves some work on your part. If you want to sell your home quickly you don’t want to make these mistakes when it comes time for your open house.
3 mistakes you don’t want to make when selling your home:
- Not pricing your home based on market data
- Not putting your personal belongings away
- Not being flexible with showings
Not pricing your home based on market data
Pricing your home based on anything but market data could hurt your potential when it’s time to sell. Buyers won’t care about your sentimental attachments or that you built the cabinets in the kitchen with your Dad before he passed. There are things you have to let go when it’s time to sell your home and your feelings are one of them.
Moving is an exciting time. It’s a time to let go of what was and look forward to your new chapter. Your future home can be filled with as many memories as your previous home, but it’s up to you to make them happen.
Not putting your personal belongings away
It’s hard for potential buyers to view themselves living in your space when you have all of your family pictures or private information in view. Try boxing some things up and tucking them away or rent a storage unit during this time.
Not being flexible with showings
We understand that putting your house up for sale requires a lot from you. That means you have spent a lot of time cleaning and updating your home, as well as keeping it tidy for potential buyers. You will find, if you haven’t noticed already, that potential buyers will want to walk through your home when it is convenient for them, not just when you have a scheduled open house. Being flexible when it comes to private showings is crucial to the sale of your home.
When you dismiss a request on a private showing you could have very well turned away your buyer. During times where the market is more competitive than normal, it is important that your home is ready to be shown at any time.
If you are ready to put your home up for sale and schedule your first open house, be sure to contact us today!