• If You Want To Sell Your House Fast, Be Sure To Steer Clear Of These Popular Seller Mistakes

    Sellers unfortunately tend to make SO many mistakes throughout the selling process, that it can really stress out their real estate agent. Nothing is more frustrating to a realtor than watching their client make mistakes. However, as a seller, it is important that you know what mistakes previous sellers have made, so that you can avoid them yourself. You don’t want to kick yourself mid or post selling process for things that you could have done to prevent issues. Read: Typical Home Selling Mistakes. Selling a house is time consuming, emotionally draining, and costly…even when you don’t make mistakes. Here are some pointers that can help you make common mistakes that sellers tend to do throughout the process. 254307-Gorgeous-Home-Garden

    The first mistake that so many sellers tend to make is choosing a terrible real estate agent. When you decide to sell your house, you must spend time interviewing agents. Just because someone has a real estate license, does not make them a skilled, knowledgeable real estate agent. Also, know that selling a house and buying a house are two different things; generally, a realtor is better at one than the other. So, if you’re looking at buying a house, don’t choose a realtor who’s current listings are all sales. You need someone who is experienced in what you are trying to do. See: 10 Most Costly Home Selling Mistakes.

    Worse than choosing a bad realtor, is choosing one that you know very well. One of the reasons real estate agents work so hard is to impress their clients. This is because their business and clientele is based on referrals. If they already know you (well), theyhomes-for-sale-by-owner-san-antonio-tx-real-estate don’t really have much of an incentive to work as hard. Know that this is going to be subconscious. Your friend won’t intentionally not work on your listing because they won’t get a referral from you. Just know that it is not a good idea to choose a friend or family member to sell your house, or help you buy one. Bad, bad idea. Read: 25 Biggest Real Estate Mistakes.

    When selling your home, you must price it correctly. Not doing so is going to result in your home staying on the market far too long, and becoming a “stale” listing. Buyers will then wonder what the heck is wrong with it, since obviously nobody wants it. Pricing a home wrong is actually the #1 mistake that sellers make. Unfortunately, many times, their real estate agent has no power over this. They usually try to explain to their client what to list the house at, but many sellers don’t budge until the house hasn’t gotten any activity, and they finally realichaos 100ze they were wrong. Too often, it’s too late, and no one really wants the house anymore.

    If you want to sell your house, you have to look at it as a business deal, because it is. Stop thinking about the memories you have throughout all the holidays, parties, and the like. And definitely don’t base your list price on these memories. When a buyer makes an offer on a house, or asks certain questions, don’t take offense. They are not trying to personally insult you. If you let your emotions get in the way, it will affect the sale of the house.

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    2 thoughts on “If You Want To Sell Your House Fast, Be Sure To Steer Clear Of These Popular Seller Mistakes

    • Maureen says:

      Hi. My realtor says we should lower the price, but I wanted to list it at what we paid. I feel like its a really nice house, and that we shouldn’t accept less than what we paid.

    • Michael Murphy says:

      Hi Maureen,

      Many sellers feel this way when they go to list their home and are extremely disappointed when they are told that they need to lower the price. This is very common. Unfortunately, what you paid for the house however many years ago does not mean that that is what it’s worth today. You can wait to sell and see if the market changes. If not, you may have to adjust your price as upsetting as it is. Speak with your realtor, and maybe even get a second opinion. Good luck!

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