3 Common Mistakes People Make When Selling Their Home

Are you considering selling your home in the near future? Selling a home is a not always an easy process and mistakes are common. Mistakes can stem from many things including inexperience, emotional bias and inaccurate advice. Here are 3 common mistakes people make when selling their home so you can avoid them!

Unrealistic Pricing

Do you know how much your home is worth? Pricing can be confusing. Pricing too high could put off genuine buyers and pricing too low could cause you to lose out on making a profit on the property. To avoid delays on selling your home due to pricing, it’s vital to get it right first time. Always do your homework and compare prices for similar houses in the immediate area or consult a professional valuer if you feel uncertain. If your property is priced just right you will sell faster and attract higher offers.


Lack of Maintenance

Whilst most of us would agree there is always maintenance to be done somewhere in a home, neglecting basic maintenance when it comes to selling your home can seriously affect its end selling price or whether anyone potential buyers who view it will then go on to buy. If your home maintenance hasn’t been up to scratch, try to look at your property with fresh eyes and through the eyes of a potential buyer and work out what needs to be done to provide the best chance of a sale.


Not Using an Agent

An estate agent brings a wealth of benefits when it comes to selling your property. Not only will you save time, but the knowledge, experience and expertise an estate agent will provide for the whole process is vital to a successful sale. If you are thinking of going it alone, you will need to weigh up if the amount of time it will take to prepare, list, photograph, market, provide viewings and close the sale are worth more than the estate agent fees.

We hope our guide has helped you consider what not to do when you are preparing to sell your home. If you would like to discuss your options with our friendly and knowledgeable team and receive some expert guidance for an efficient sale, we would love to hear from you.