What to avoid when selling your home!

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Selling your home can be an exciting time, but it’s also important to be aware of the mistakes that can hold you back from getting the best price and selling quickly. Here are seven common mistakes to avoid:

  1. Pricing your home incorrectly.

One of the biggest mistakes sellers make is pricing their home too high or too low. If you price your home too high, it will sit on the market for longer and you may have to accept a lower offer eventually. If you price it too low, you’ll leave money on the table. To get the right price, do your research to find out what similar homes in your area have sold for recently.

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  1. Not making minor repairs.

Buyers don’t want to buy a home that needs a lot of work. So before you list your home, take some time to make minor repairs, such as fixing leaky faucets, patching holes in the walls, and painting. These small fixes can make a big difference in how buyers perceive your home.

  1. Skimping on curb appeal.

The first impression buyers have of your home is from the curb, so make sure your home’s exterior is in tip-top shape. Mow the lawn, trim the hedges, plant some flowers, and make sure your porch and driveway are clean. You may also want to consider painting your front door or adding a new welcome mat.

  1. Not decluttering and depersonalizing.

Buyers want to be able to envision themselves living in your home, so it’s important to declutter and depersonalize your space. This means putting away personal items, such as family photos and souvenirs, and getting rid of any clutter that makes your home look small or messy.

  1. Not being flexible with showings.

If you’re serious about selling your home, you need to be flexible with showings. This means being willing to show your home at times that are convenient for buyers, even if it means evenings or weekends.

  1. Negotiating emotionally.

It’s important to remember that selling your home is a business transaction. Don’t let your emotions get the best of you when you’re negotiating with buyers. Be prepared to walk away if you’re not getting a fair offer.

  1. Not using a real estate agent.

A good real estate agent can help you price your home correctly, market it effectively, and negotiate with buyers. They can also take care of the paperwork and make the selling process as smooth as possible.

Are you thinking of selling your property and investing in Brighton? Click here for a free 30 minute buy to let consultation.

  1. Moving out before you sell

It can be tempting to move out of your home before you sell it, but this can make it more difficult to show the home to potential buyers. If you can, try to stay in your home until it sells.

  1. Not disclosing all defects

Sellers are required to disclose any known defects in their home to potential buyers. If you don’t disclose a defect and the buyer finds out about it later, they could sue you.

  1. Forgetting about closing costs

Closing costs can add up quickly. Be sure to factor in the cost of closing costs when you’re pricing your home.

By avoiding these mistakes, you can make the process of selling your home as smooth and stress-free as possible.

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