Avoid These 8 Costly Seller Mistakes

Dated: 03/05/2017

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Thinking about selling your home?  Here are a few common missteps to avoid:

  1. Skipping Pre-List Home Inspection - depending on the age of your home, take care of issues ahead of time and on your schedule and budget.  This preparation can lessen stress, aggravation and negotiation with buyer at closing time.

  2. Skimping on Preparation - “testing the waters” without addressing those minor repairs or updates will likely cause your property to sell slower.

  3. Choosing Wrong Realtor - do your research and interview several realtors.  Take the time to find someone with an excellent reputation.

  4. Neglecting Your Curb Appeal - do pull those weeds and paint the front door to avoid potential risk of turning off buyers before they ever get inside.

  5. Withholding Information from Buyers - Disclose all issues to avoid negotiating hassles or potential lawsuit.

  6. Overpricing Your Home - Work with your Realtor to determine reasonable price based on market analysis.  An overpriced property will likely result in multiple price drops.

  7. Being Unprepared for Next Step - What is your plan should the transaction take longer or shorter than you think?

  8. Letting Your Pets and Kids Spoil a Sale - Buyers need to be able to imagine themselves and their family in your home.  Make sure your house is neat and as neutral looking and smelling as possible.

For additional information, please click the link that follows:  http://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/8-costly-home-seller-mistakes/.


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Libby Cabrera

Libby is a proud mother of three children and currently resides on the Northshore in Mandeville. She was born and raised in Southern California and has personally moved several times with her family s....

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