Selling Your Home? Here are 3 Mistakes Not to Make!

For Sale by Owner sign

If you are planning on putting your house on the market, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. There is so much that you need to do: clean the home, look at other new homes for sale, and contact the realtor. With all of this on your mind, it can be easy to make mistakes that can cost your family in the end.

So to make the process go by as smoothly as possible for you, we have created a list of common mistakes you need to avoid when it comes to placing your home for sale.

Don’t get emotionally involved
This is easier said than done considering your home has become more to your family than just four walls and a roof. You have created memories here and while it can be hard to move on from that, you need to view selling your home as a business transaction. When you look at this from a purely financial standpoint, it is easier to make decisions with a clear head.

Don’t list the home for too much
You never want to list your home for too much as this will only deter potential buyers from coming to look at the property. As a rule of thumb, HGTV.com recommends that when you are putting your home on the market to take 15%-20% off what the home is worth for the listing price because chances are people will overbid this when they make an offer. If you’re unsure about that number, you should consult your realtor.

Don’t go at it by yourself
A real estate agent is experienced in buying and selling houses, so it only makes sense to use them as information resources during this time. They will be able to help you every step of the way — from coming up with the listing price to hosting open houses and dealing with paperwork. Hiring an agent will mean one less headache for you and an easier sale process overall.

These three simple tips will mean the difference between a stress-free home selling process and a decision you regret. So keep the mistakes at bay when placing your home for sale and call us today!