Sellers often wonder why their home has been on the market for a long time. While today’s market does in fact favor the buyer, there are several mistakes sellers make that can severely impede a successful home sale. These common mistakes include:
Home is priced too high. Having the wrong price tag on a home is a major issue when selling your home. Buyers may refuse to even view homes that are overpriced, or they may submit rediculously low offers in an attempt to get the seller to counteroffer. These offers can be insulting and are always a waste of time. Follow our tips for pricing your home, but the best way to ensure your home is priced correctly is to consult an experienced and reputable real estate agent.
The marketing for your home is wrong. In this day and age, a large number of buyers find potential homes online. Bad descriptions and poor photographs can discourage interest in your home. It is also important to remember that buyers aren’t necessarily local. Listing on national sites is recommended particularly for sellers in Florida. Check out our marketing tips for ideas.
Following buyers around during a showing. The one of the worst mistakes a seller could make is following around the potential buyer around their home. Sellers may think they will be able to point out features throughout the home. This tactic will most likely backfire. Buyers might feel pressured to make a decision and become nervous to discuss their true feelings of the home. Anytime that a seller is home during the showing, the buyer is not comfortable enough to really study the home. Click here for more showing tips.
Homes do not have the right ‘look’. In order for your home to sell it must appeal to the largest number of sellers possible. Make sure the home is clean and all necessary repairs have been made. Use our articles on interior and exterior appeal for reference!
Choosing the wrong realtor. Make sure the real estate company that you choose is one that best fits your needs. Contact RE/MAX Exclusive Collection to discuss with qualified, experienced professionals the benefits with listing your home with our team.