Selling a property can be time-consuming and challenging, especially if it’s your first time. Home sellers make mistakes that can sabotage sales, or lead to the property selling at a lower price.
Here are some home selling mistakes that experts point out:
Setting the wrong price
Setting the right asking price for your home is essential when selling. Overpriced homes don’t sell, leaving them on the market for months; this also affects the value.
Be realistic when setting the price of your home, take into account its condition, location, and neighborhood, and the selling prices of homes in the area. Don’t worry about setting a low price as that can lead to multiple offers and you can choose the best one. Underpricing, when done right, is a great strategy.
Expecting the asking price
Smart buyers will try to negotiate the price set for a home. Sellers must set a price that will attract buyers and still leave some room for negotiation. Make the buyer feel like they are getting an amazing deal by pricing the house well. Bring down the price during the negotiations to ensure a deal. It’s psychological pricing really, knowing something was once $500 and is now $400 is considered a far better deal than buying something for $400.
Selling in winter
Winters are off-peak season for selling properties. House prices fall during this time, making it less than ideal to sell during this season.
Fewer people are willing to buy a new home and move into a new home with the holiday season approaching and the cold weather puts a damper on moving arrangements too. However, if you absolutely have to sell in winter, you can find some consolation in the fact that there are fewer houses on the market to compete with.
Not preparing your home for a sale
You can’t just decide to sell your property overnight. Your property must be prepared for a sale. Preparing a property entails deep cleaning it, having repairs done, and perhaps some renovation to improve the value too.
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