Selling a Home: Common Seller Mistakes

Are you thinking about selling a home in the near future? Take some time to educate yourself on the most common seller mistakes to avoid!

Over Pricing

It is often a mistake to think that your agent’s listing price is too low when selling a home. Why? Pricing it high may sound good to you, but it can actually slow down offers and ultimately the deal. It’s better to price your home in line with the comparables wherein you can generate initial interest and more attention. You might receive multiple offers that can push the market price higher. If you overprice your home from the beginning you may end up disappointed; you’re likely get less than fair market value.

Web appeal

Some homeowners will only start to beautify their home right before the open house. Be careful of this  mistake! Make sure your home looks it’s best before you take photos - 90% of the buyers start their search on the Web, basing their opinions on photos alone. If they don’t like what they initially see, they’ll jump onto the next house without thinking twice about yours! Living 1 300x199 Selling a Home: Common Seller Mistakes

Quality Photos

Remember to always use high-quality and high-resolution photos to showcase your home. First impressions are seen on the photos, so if you use low quality photos, don’t expect a good outcome. Consider this fact especially  now that mobile devices are used by many people to search for homes, so make sure that your photos are at their best when they are viewed on a smart phone as well. As a matter of fact, more homes today are viewed on a mobile device than on a desktop!

Hiring a Qualified Agent

Another common mistake made by those selling a home is hiring a friend or a relative that is a part-time real estate agent or an agent that asks for a low commission rate. They might offer you cheaper rate, but be prepared for less than stellar service as well. It is your home that you are selling – probably the most expensive thing you own – so make sure to ask for help from someone who really cares about the transaction, who has the skills to attract qualified buyers and knows everything about negotiations and contracts. To help you find the best agent for you, check out agent reviews online (or of course, give Jennifer Pollock a call directly at 720-495-9404!).

Pre-Approved Buyer

Make sure not to accept an offer from a buyer who is not qualified for a loan because you might end up wasting a lot of your time. Make sure they get pre-approved so that your buying-selling process will run smoothly.

 © 2012 Jennifer Pollock, Broker/Associate Keller Williams DTC, Englewood, CO, Lic. Colorado