Whether you own a lake house near Lake Gaston or a suburban home near Wake Forest, getting your property ready for the market can seem like a long and complicated process. It’s certainly tempting to skip a few steps in the home selling process, especially if you want to sell your home quickly. Unfortunately, taking these shortcuts often means your home won’t sell in a short time or for as much money as you hoped. Here are the mistakes you probably want to avoid.
Not Doing Your Homework
What to Do: Request a report of recent sales in your neighborhood. I’ll provide you with a list of properties that have recently sold, and we can talk in depth about what buyers are looking for in a home in your community.
Neglecting to Clean and Declutter
When buyers go to showings, they expect the homes to look pristine. Your home doesn’t have to look like a brand new home, but it does need to be free of dust, clutter, and distracting personal photos and heirlooms.
What to Do: Start with these low-cost ways to get your home show-ready.
Avoiding Maintenance and Repairs
No homeowner wants to spend thousands of dollars to replace the roof, HVAC, or other appliances. Unfortunately, buyers don’t, either. They would rather skip over a home that needs a few major appliances replaced in favor of one that doesn’t need as much maintenance work.
What to Do: If you’ve been putting off repairing or replacing major appliances, order a home inspection before you put your home on the market, then address any of the major issues. That way you won’t have to worry about any unexpected repairs driving potential buyers away.
Overpricing Your Home
The biggest mistake homeowners can make is listing their property for much more than it’s worth. Buyers are incredibly attuned to the market, and they can instantly pick out which homes are a deal and which homes are not worth the price tag attached to them. Needless to say, overpricing your home can cause your property to sit on the market for a long period of time.
What to Do: Let me do the hard work for you. Ask me for a free property analysis.
Attempting to Sell Your Home Yourself
Selling a home involves a lot of market knowledge, paperwork, aggressive home marketing, and disclosures. Getting your home ready for the market is hard enough!
What to Do: Work with an expert Realtor who knows your neighborhood.
Sell Quickly and for Top Dollar with Tommy Twitty
I have been selling real estate in Rolesville, Wake Forest, Franklin County, and other areas of North Carolina for over 30 years. I can provide you with helpful information about the housing market, showcase your home to a wide audience of buyers, and negotiate the best price for your home. List your home with me and I’ll help you sell quickly and for the most money possible.