Top Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid
Selling a home can be a difficult process. With Mark Spain Real Estate, rest assured our team is fully committed to delivering the best client experience to get your home sold fast and for more money. There are many actionable steps sellers can take to make your home stand out from the rest. Mark Spain Real Estate has curated the most common home selling mistakes to avoid when selling your home.
Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid
Resisting Necessary Home Repairs
Most home buyers aren’t looking for a fixer-upper home. It is imperative to take care of any necessary home repairs before putting your home on the market to increase the chances of a quick sale. These repairs don’t have to be costly. There are many home improvement projects a seller can take care of at a low cost! Whether it’s repainting the kitchen cabinets, removing stains from the carpet, or fixing the cracks in the ceiling, these repairs are small but will in return enhance the value and attraction of your home to buyers!
Homebuyers will notice even the smallest of problems in a home, which can work against a home seller. Simple home repairs can go a long way, and work in favor of you! This is one of the huge mistakes home sellers can make when putting their home on the market.
The Home is Not Depersonalized
Another common home selling mistake to avoid is not depersonalizing your home before putting it on the market. Make sure to put away family heirlooms and family photos. Help a potential homebuyer visualize themselves living in the home. This can be hard to accomplish if there are still personal items in your home when you list it for sale. It is easy for home sellers to not consider putting away these types of items if they are still living in the home they are trying to sell. However, this is an important step in selling a home, and failure to do so may be detrimental.
The Listing Photos Are Not Clear and Bright
Make the best first impression you can with your home online! Listing pictures are similar to first impressions. If your home doesn’t have a good first impression, then potential homebuyers will be turned off. Make sure the pictures of your home are clear and bright. Hiring a professional photographer is highly encouraged to make sure your home is photographed in the best possible light. When you list with Mark Spain Real Estate, we provide professional photography for your home!
The Home is Not Clean and Decluttered
A messy and cluttered home does not show well in person or in photos. Homebuyers don’t want to see messy countertops or a filthy master bedroom. It is imperative to clean up around the house as soon as you know you are going to put your home on the market. This can be challenging if you are still living in the home while it is on the market, but it is important to clean up before each showing. If possible designate items to be trashed, stored away, or donated to optimize for a clutter-free home. The less clutter around the home allows buyers to envision the potential of the space!
The Home Seller Is Not Working With the Right Agent
Lastly, not working with the right agent can be a downfall in your home selling process. The real estate agent you choose to work with can make or break the home selling experience! At Mark Spain Real Estate, our agents are ready to guide you through every step of the selling process with ease. We pride ourselves on providing an unparalleled client experience and maintaining open communication. Our agents know the market well, and are able to help you avoid these common home selling mistakes. Mark Spain Real Estate is fully equipped with agents who are ready to serve you and your real estate needs, all while delivering an unparalleled level of customer experience!