Offered by: Scott & Lora Nordby – Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices
In this Seller’s market, many people have considered selling their home, and many people have followed through with great success. Selling your home isn’t without its challenges, but if you avoid the following mistakes and keep your eye on the prize, you can minimize your stress and look back at the experience fondly!
1. Not Prepping to Sell
Start by taking and honest look at your home (with all its “quirks”) and fix something that would be a deal breaker in your new home. For example, the carpet areas that your once-upon-a-time new puppy chewed up are not going to show well or sit well with potential buyers. Replace the carpet and eliminate that objection.
2. So Emotional
Some people detach naturally and others have a really difficult time with it. Being emotionally attached can make it harder to make a sale, though. You may resist making changes because you think your home is great just the way it is. If you’re struggling, talk with someone close to you, or your REALTOR, and clear up any concerns you have as soon as you have them.
3. Skipping A REALTOR
Speaking of a REALTOR, it just makes sense to have one. Your real estate professional will know the market, have access to a network to promote your business through, and a plan to get your home sold. Do not skip having the most valuable advocate in your corner.
4. Dirty Laundry
It isn’t easy living in a home that is for sale. Last minute showings, open houses, and constantly nagging your family to wash the dishes and put away their shoes can be exhausting. Remember that potential buyers want to see themselves in an ideal setting, and it’s harder to picture that when the house isn’t tidy.
If you are ready to buy or sell this summer, give us a call! We’d be happy to answer any questions and get you moving! Call us today at 303-638-6229!