5 Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Cary Home
The Carey real estate market has been progressively active and popular for years, as buyers discover this central North Carolina that has topped many national and statewide “Best Places to Live” lists.
But despite this strong and healthy sellers’ market, homeowners can still make a couple mistakes that will make their Cary property for sale sit on the real estate market longer than necessary.
So before you list your Cary residence, lot, or other property for sale, be sure and consider these common seller mistakes that may result in more days on market, and / or a lower sold price.
DON’T price your property too high
Many sellers believe they can set a high asking price initially, and then accept lower offers as they roll in. But if you set your initial asking price too high, you may scare away buyers that are looking within a specific price range. Instead, find a price that you are comfortable with but which also aligns with similar properties for sale, under contract, and recently sold in your Cary neighborhood. Your Cary Realtor will be an exceptional guide when it comes to determining the best asking or list price for your specific home or other property for sale.
DON’T ignore the clutter
A cluttered house and yard is a turn-off for buyers, simply because it makes your home appear smaller while making it more difficult for buyers to imagine living in your personalized residence. Before you list your property for sale, do a thorough cleaning and clearing of items that may serve as a distraction for future showings.
DON’T skimp on the photos
Most buyers will initially see your property for sale when they conduct an MLS search on the internet, so it’s essential to have an online presence that stands out in a crowd! And the best way to ensure your home makes a great first impression is through stellar photos. Make sure you take all photos – including your interior ones – on a sunny day, and enlist the services of a Realtor who will know the intricate ins and outs of producing the highest quality photos possible.
DON’T’ put off repairs
Little repair items that are clearly noticeable – like a damaged window, wall, etc. – will not only scare some buyers away, but can be used as leverage later on in the negotiation process, resulting in a lower sale price. As such, take care of any minor repairs before you put your home on the market. You’ll have to disclose any problems or issues with the home once the property goes under contract, and any issues will also likely be uncovered during the ensuing home inspection.
DON’T EVER go it alone!!
Multiple localized and national studies have shown that you’ll get a higher price for your home if you use a professional and experienced Realtor – especially one who knows the Cary market well! So schedule an appointment with Lynell Eaddy today, and make your first smart move in navigating the always-changing Cary real estate market.