In an earlier post, we investigated some of the biggest mistakes that homeowners make when they’re selling their houses. Unfortunately, those weren’t the only mistakes you (and other homeowners) could make!
To make sure that you’re fully prepared for the sale process, we’re going to share three more big mistakes that homeowners will make. Hopefully by knowing what they are beforehand, you can avoid them yourself!
- Staying Emotionally Invested: If you’re going to be selling your home, that means you have to start letting go of it. You may think you can wait until after your house is sold to do this, but that’s simply not the case. Throughout the process, you’ll have to make your house inviting to visitors and attractive to buyers. This means getting rid of some of the personal touches to which you’ve become attached.
- Not Being Prepared to Negotiate: You know what you’re like when you’re trying to get a product or service. You want to get it for the lowest price possible; it’s just the way of the world! When someone makes an offer on your home, you can bet that they’ll try to shave a little bit off of the top. Don’t take this personally or simply reject the offer out of hand. It’s just the beginning of the negotiation.
- Not Being Committed: Selling your home is a big deal, and you need to be behind the process 100% from beginning to end. If you’re not, you could make arbitrary decisions that could have dire consequences. For example, a potential buyer might want a minor concession on the sale of the home, say leaving the appliances behind. Do you really want something like that to stand in the way of closing a deal and moving onto your new home?
Avoiding these three mistakes, as well as the ones we outlined in a previous post, should put you in good position to have a smooth home sale. Of course, you also want a skilled realtor at your side, and one who doesn’t charge an arm and a leg for a commission. That’s why many homeowners choose We Say Sold; we have incredibly skilled realtors, and we only charge a flat fee, keeping more money in your pocket!