4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home Sellers

4 Terrible Mistakes Made by First-time Home SellersThere are a lot of different factors that go into selling a home for the first time that can make it a stressful process, but there are a few things home sellers should avoid for a successful sale. If you’re going to be putting your home on the market in the near future and are hoping for quick success, here are some common mistakes you’ll want to be sure to bypass.

Pricing Your Home Too High

It’s entirely likely that there’s an amount you have in mind when it comes to selling your home, but it’s important that your asking price is in line with the market conditions and what’s being offered. Instead of winging it, check the local neighborhood listings and see what similar homes are selling for so yours won’t be left to linger on the market.

Forgetting The Small Repairs

After you’ve put your home up for sale and have arranged an open house, one of the first things people will notice is the small repairs; like paint chips or loose doorknobs; that haven’t yet been fixed. Instead of letting this negatively impact the offers you’ll receive, complete the little fix-ups before you schedule your open house so potential homebuyers are not turned off.

Missing On Marketing

There are so many avenues for selling a home these days that it can be hard to know which way to go. However, it’s best to consider all of your options and utilize social media to widen the audience you’ll attract. Keep in mind that if you’re investing in a website or brochures, it’s important to hire a good photographer to show your home in its best light.

Selling It On Your Own

Hitting the market on your own can be rife with a lot of questions, so as a first-time seller you may want to consider the services of a real estate agent.  While it’s tempting to save the commission, it may cost you in time on the market and negotiating power.  An experienced agent know how to market your home professionally to get your home in front of the maximum number of buyers possible.  But, more importantly, an experienced real estate agent will be able to head off minor problems before they become major problems plus we also have the negotiating skills to make sure your best interests are always represented.

Selling a home for the first time can be a stressful thing to take on, but by utilizing the right agent and having reasonable expectations, it may be off the market before you know it. If you’re getting ready to put your home up for sale, give me a call to get started – J.P. Cook – 602-320-4253.

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$14,500
2 Beds
1 Bath
780 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6200582
Property Type Mfg/mobile Housing
Price Type --
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$12,900
2 Beds
1 Bath
742 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6103660
Property Type Single Family - Detached
Price Type --
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$12,000
1 Bed
1 Bath
624 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6212912
Property Type Mfg/mobile Housing
Price Type --
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$11,500
1 Bed
1 Bath
624 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6132428
Property Type Mfg/mobile Housing
Price Type --
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$11,500
1 Bed
1 Bath
576 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6200596
Property Type Mfg/mobile Housing
Price Type --
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$9,900
1 Bed
1 Bath
720 SqFt
Status Active W/contingency
MLS # 6216739
Property Type Mfg/mobile Housing
Price Type --
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$9,900
2 Beds
1 Bath
672 SqFt
Status Active
MLS # 6217389
Property Type Mfg/mobile Housing
Price Type --
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$7,900
2 Beds
1 Bath
550 SqFt
Status Active
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Property Type Mfg/mobile Housing
Price Type --
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