Things Not To Dwell On When Selling A Home
Whether you’re a seasoned seller or it’s your first time, putting your home on the market can be stressful, time consuming, and overall taxing on your daily life. However, there are times to stress and times to save yourself from pulling your hair out! Here are things NOT to focus on when selling your home.
DON’T OVERLOOK HIRING AN AGENT
Many homeowners turn to real estate agents to sell their homes. Once you find the right one, the presence of a Realtor can make the home selling process a whole lot easier. If you’re considering tackling it on your own, keep in mind that choosing to sell yourself takes tons of time and research, and you are responsible for your own market analysis and merchandising along with several other tasks. Simplify the process by enlisting in a qualified Realtor that will help sell your home quickly and for the right price.
DON’T DWELL ON A FIXED ASKING PRICE
“Locking in” on your asking price and refusing to negotiate with buyers may leave you out cold and without a sale! Unless your home is located in a highly coveted area, expect some flexibility in price when selling. Understand that most buyers want to feel like they are getting the best deal when purchasing a home, along with significant value. Find a happy medium where you can list your home at an attractive price, but remember to leave room for negotiations so both parties are satisfied. Your buyer will be pleased with the reduced asking price, and you will still get the amount needed to sell!
DON’T DWELL ON THE EMOTIONAL VALUE YOU’VE ATTACHED TO YOUR HOME
It may be difficult to separate from a property you love, but once you decide to list your home, you must regard it as a business undertaking. Becoming too emotionally attached to your property can lead to risky and poor decisions. Additionally, it can cost you time and money. The longer your home sits on the market, the more money you lose! Instead, focus on your reasons for selling, the financial reward, and try to distance yourself emotionally from the property.
DON’T FOCUS ON THE TIME OF THE YEAR
You may think that winter isn’t the best time to put your house on the market, but with an experienced agent and a powerful marketing strategy, you can sell your home at any time of the year. Don’t focus on the slow-moving winter season, but instead consider your circumstances and reasons for wanting to move. There are plenty of buyers out there (at all times of the year), and waiting to sell in popular months can cause an oversupply of homes, driving demand down, along with your asking price! A great price can attract many favorable offers at any time of the year.
DON’T DWELL ON DÉCOR
The condition of your property plays a huge role in selling your home, but spending hundreds or thousands of dollars on staging and upgrades doesn’t always mean a quick sale. Keep decorating to a minimum and focus on the cleanliness and organization of your home. Neutral colors and tones in a home attract buyers who will often bring their own ideas and concepts to the space