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Don't over price
This is the most common mistake sellers make that prevent them from selling their home. You control the price. Your Realtor will provide examples of homes sold with similar features, sale prices and your competition which are the ones that are active. The more experienced your Realtor is the more they know what buyers are going to like about your home.
Don't be Difficult to show
Selling a home is going to lead to a few inconveniences and flexibility can have a direct impact on your ability to sell. It is not uncommon for sellers to see 10-20 homes in a day while shopping so if yours is the best but they can't get in they won't know that and an opportunity to sell may be missed.
Serious sellers realize that by depersonalizing it allows the buyer to more easily visualize their own things in the home. The house is your marketing product now so your expert Realtor will show you how to best show off your product to fit all potential buyers.
Make repairs prior to the listing
It is understandable that you don't want to spend a lot of money making repairs to a house you are about to sell. Realtors also know that buyers, unless they are buying a known fixer, don't want to move in and start working right away either. It is always cheaper to fix the things that need fixing than to issue a credit at close or scramble to make corrections while you are busy packing for the next home.
Do yourself a favor and look at samples of your Realtor's Photography
More than 85% of buyers go on the internet to search for a home. Poor photos can cause them to disregard your property.
Don't pick the wrong agent
This is common and surprising that one of your most valuable assets is often left to a friend or relative and you paid no attention to experience or what they do to market a home. Just like any profession there are good agents and not so good agents. Make sure you are choosing the right agent. It can mean thousands of extra dollars to you. Experience translates to dollars saved that go right back to you.
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