5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

6 Jun

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As the real estate market begins heating up this time of year, we will see a massive increase in the number of buyers. With inventory on homes going up as well, these buyers will have a lot of options to choose from, and they will be picky. Here are 5 common mistakes home sellers make and the simple fixes that you need to correct them.

1. Overpricing
Nothing turns a buyer off faster than an overpriced home. Most of the time,buyers are approved for a particular amount to spend on a home and they stay within that range. If your home is overpriced, you are missing out on a large number of buyers. Conversely, those that are approved in your price range will be able to purchase something better for a similar cost.

2. Odors
It’s important to neutralize any bad or foreign odors in your home. They may not smell bad to you, but you live there every day. People that don’t spend most of their time in your home will have more sensitive noses in this setting. On the other hand, it’s important not to over-neutralize the smell. Dousing the home in air freshener or scented candles can give the impression to a buyer that you are trying to hide something. Its important to get clean, fresh air in your home so that any odors are neutralized and the atmosphere is more inviting.

3. Clutter
Little things like making a bed or dusting a shelf can make a huge impact with potential buyers. Cleanliness is key and any clutter that can be minimized will only benefit your home’s chances of selling.

4. Deferred Maintenance
I’m not saying you that you need to make every single home improvement possible, but small technical problems should be fixed. Inexpensive, quick improvements are often the best way to make your home look appealing. Too many maintenance issues can deter a buyer from wanting to look at a house because they see it as a project rather than a potential home.

5. Dark Decor
Obviously nobody wants to spend the kind of money it would take to completely replace any dark carpets, walls, or floors you may have. A simple fix like opening a few windows and turning on some lights can make a world of difference. Illuminating dark decor as much as possible is important as it will be more inviting to them than a dark home would be.

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