4 Common Mistakes Most House Sellers Make

Wanting to sell a house is one thing. Actually listing it and making sure that it actually gets offers or gets sold is a lot more complicated.

 

This is why a lot of home sellers make mistakes. As a result, their house takes too long to sell on the market and depreciates in value. Those are two things that all home sellers should want to avoid, but, unfortunately, fall victim to because of how inexperienced they are.

 

If you are planning on selling your house soon and want to make sure that you get fair market value for your property, below are common mistakes that most home sellers make that you should take note of so you can avoid making the same mistakes.

 

1. Your house is too personal

The more personal belongings there are when a potential homebuyer is viewing your home, the less likely they’ll be able to feel themselves inside your house and the more likely they’ll pass it up in favour of another house for sale.

 

The key to allowing potential buyers imagine themselves living inside your home is to stage your house properly. Hide any personal items in storage while your house is up for sale and remove most if not all furniture that you used personally.

 

Make the house a blank and you can sell house fast.

 

2. Your Interior Isn’t Modern

Kitchens and bathrooms, in particular, are the biggest offenders of outdated design, and unfortunately, they’re also quite expensive to renovate.

 

Still, there are inexpensive things that you can do to try and update the style of your kitchen or bathroom, as well as other rooms.

 

Repainting the walls or cabinets, adding a new light fixture or two, as well as installing new window treatments, are all affordable options that can help update the interior design of your home and make it look modern.

 

3. Your House Smells Like You or Your Pets

You probably don’t know it, but your house smells like “you” or, in worse cases, like your pets.

 

As a good rule of thumb, always bring a friend, or even a total stranger, with you to “smell test” your house and ask what your house smells like. If it’s not pleasing, then you probably need to try and get rid of the smells.

 

4. You’re the one selling your house

Perhaps the biggest mistake is to think that you can sell your house on your own without any help. That’s just not a good decision.

 

Always work with a real estate agent to sell your house. They have way more experience and have a much larger network than you. They can also sell your house for a much higher price and much faster as well.

 

Basically, there’s very few logical reasons why you should not work with a real estate agent to sell your house.

 

One of the very few cases when you shouldn’t sell your house with a real estate agent is you want to sell it as is and don’t want to go through the trouble of negotiating the price. In that case, you’ll want to work with a cash buyer like us.

 

We buy houses cash as is without asking you to do any repairs or renovation. You simply have to tell us if your house is up for sale, and we’ll check its legitimacy, and give you a fair offer. If you think that the price we offered is good, that’s it. You only need to sign a few papers and wait for a few weeks to get paid.

 

We buy houses NJ cash so you don’t have to worry about the hassles of negotiating and waiting anymore.

 

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