There are a lot of little details that go into selling a house. If you want to sell your house quickly, it’s essential that you work with a real estate agent who knows how to maneuver tricky situations in order to get the most out of your home. An experienced realtor will understand what common mistakes sellers often make in order to guide them through the process. If you’re looking to sell your home in Sedona, give Brian & Cindy Real Estate a call today and learn what mistakes to avoid.
Price the Home Too High
It’s understandable that you want to list your home for a price that matches what you think it is worth, which is often calculated with an emotional bias. If you have lived in your home for 30 years, it’s hard to let it go, and even harder to sell it at a price that is less than what you were hoping. What will often happen when a house is listed above market price is that it doesn’t receive any offers. Thus, the price will have to be lowered, and as time goes on, the seller is spending money on marketing and other costs. Best way to avoid this is to listen to the advice your real estate agent is offering.
Skipping the Staging
You don’t need to so far as to hire a staging company, but a little goes a long way in preparing a home for selling and it shouldn’t be skipped. Things you should definitely do while your home is on the market:
- Keep it smelling fresh: This doesn’t necessarily mean baking cookies every day — even strong smells like cookies or spices can turn home buyers away. If you do cook at home, open the windows after.
- Mow the lawn: It’s the little things that make a home buyer notice the appearance of a home.
- Declutter: Think of decluttering as beginning the moving process ahead of time. If there are coffee tables, end tables, or bookshelves that you don’t use every day, rent a storage unit to free up space in the home.
For Sale by Owner (FSBO)
Hiring a real estate agent does come at a price, but it’s one that will be well worth it in the end. According to the National Association of Realtors, FSBO homes in 2015 sold for $185,000, and homes that were sold by an agent went for $240,000. Even with the commission fee, it’s clear that sellers will get more out of their home with the guidance of an agent. Not only that, but you skipped the hassle of trying to market your home, negotiate a price, and all of the stress and time that goes into selling a home.
When listing your Sedona home for sale, it is an emotional process, but one that shouldn’t be done alone. With fluctuating markets, comparing homes, negotiating terms, and several other details, the experience a real estate agent can provide will ensure the process is smooth and efficient. Brian & Cindy Real Estate have been in the industry for years and are excited to get started selling your home. Check back soon for more sellers mistakes.