Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home In Minnesota
Biggest Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home In Minnesota
Biggest Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home
Ready to put your home on the market? Not so fast! Selling a home can easily be more difficult than purchasing a home, and in a competitive market you need all the edge you can get. There are plenty of things you can do to spruce your home up for showings and open houses, but there are also some mistakes to avoid when selling your home in Minnesota.
It’s understandable that you want to get your house on the market as soon as possible, but cleaning up, making proper repairs, and making sure your home looks as good as new are things you cannot afford to skimp on. Take some time to plan things properly upfront and perhaps even make yourself a checklist of to-dos.
Potential buyers need to be able to see themselves in your home. That means getting rid of unnecessary clutter and making sure you keep it spic and span for showings and open houses. Too much clutter or personal items can be distracting.
If you can, hire a professional stager so your home can showcase the ideal lifestyle for potential buyers. Stagers can either rearrange the furniture you currently have, add additional accents to your home, or completely restage your entire household — it’s entirely up to your preference.
Whether it’s chipping paint or water stains, even the smallest of issues can be off-putting for buyers because they can indicate larger issues with your property. Take the time to make any small repairs needed to make sure your home looks well cared for.
Being at Home During Showings or Open Houses
If you are present when potential buyers are viewing your home, you could create an uncomfortable situation. They may feel as though they are intruding on your space, feel unable to express their candid feelings about the property, or feel rushed touring your home. You want to give potential buyers the time they need to thoroughly go through your home at their own pace and visualize themselves living there.
Not Working With a Qualified Agent
While selling your home yourself can sound like an appealing way to save money during this process, it can result in a chaotic selling experience. The home is likely to remain on the market longer and sell for less than it otherwise would with proper representation.
A qualified and driven agent can make all the difference when you decide to sell your home. A professional will be able to provide expert advice, support, and the proper means to avoid these common mistakes. A good agent will also be able to expertly navigate the waters of handling real estate transactions and the art of negotiation to ensure you get the best possible deal.
Author:Taylor Bothun Phone: 651-274-7285 Dated: February 18th 2018 Views: 842 About Taylor: Taylor Bothun is Realtor in the greater Twin Cities area. As a hard working and dedicated agent, Tay...
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"I tried to sell last year and I was unsuccessful so I decided to get some new opinions on what I should do. I interviwed two agents when I was getting ready to sell my home the second time. Angela and the other top person in the area. I was very impressed with both and both she and Angela came up with similar values for our home. The problem was that Angela's value was with me doing three projects and the other Realtor told me that I did not have to do anything. My wife and I were leaning on going with the other Realtor and Angela asked if she could come over and go over a few things with us.
She pulled out the comparable homes that we had picked together when she first met with us and she asked us to look at the pictures. All of the things that Angela was telling us we should do were done on those homes.
She then asked us to think about the signs that we have seen in the area that were his and the signs that we have seen in the area that were hers. Then she asked us one really good question. she said "Do you want to list with the agent that has his signs go up, quickly have a sold sign and then the sign disappears or list with the agent that seems to have the signs up forever. It seemed really logical but we had never thought about it that way. I had always thought about how many signs I saw for the other agent. It made sense that the other agent was not doing more business than, it's that her signs stayed up much longer.
We were convinced to list with Angela but we told him that we thought that our home would be able to sell without doing the things that Angela had suggested. she told us she would market our home like it was the best thing on the market. A month later our home had not sold. she told us we could do the things that she had suggested or drop the price to match the value.
Being a stubborn German, I did two of the things that Angela suggested but not the third. Three weeks later, Angela was talking to me about feedback. she told me that we were going to hurt ourselves unless we decided on one path or the other. Either finish the last project or drop the price before we were stale on the market.
I finished the last project, we went back on the market and sold three showings later. I tell my friends that it was just luck but I know different. Everything that Angela told us she was going to do, she did. Everything that Angela told us was going to happen when we first met with him happened. The price we would get for our home if we did the projects she said we needed to do, we got (once we did the project) she told us the truth and I am grateful that we listed with him and I would suggest that anyone selling a home interview him.