Getting Ready To Sell Your Home? 4 Important Mistakes To Avoid

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As you get ready to sell your home, there are some critical mistakes you are going to want to avoid to ensure you have a smooth selling process.

Mistake #1: Not Hiring a Real Estate Agent

You can indeed list your home for sale on your own. However, without an MLS listing, your home is not going to appear on the many real estate websites that pull their listings from an MLS list.

You can also pay for just an MLS listing; however, if you only pay for an MLS listing, you will have to take care of all the other aspects of getting your home ready to sell.

Your home will get an MLS listing when you hire an agent, allowing people to find your home for sale easily. An agent will help you with other aspects of selling your home as well, such as pricing your home and conducting open houses. If you want to sell your home promptly, you will want to hire a real estate agent who can help you with all aspects of selling your home.

Mistake #2: Setting an Unrealistic Price

Second, you will want to make sure you are setting a realistic price on your home. Overpricing your home is one of the worst mistakes you can make when selling your home.

To get an accurate price, you will want to hire a professional appraiser, evaluate comparable properties, use a price index calculator, and conduct a comparative market analysis. This will help you accurately value and price your home, which should help you move it promptly.

Mistake #3: Selling During the Low Period

Third, you will want to be careful about when you put your home on the market. Winter is one of the slowest times for home sales. You can still sell your home in the winter, but it may take longer to sell your home.

For the best results, you will want to list your home for sale when more buyers are looking to purchase a home. You will want to list your house for sale in the spring or summertime when the housing market is most active.

When it comes to selling your home, hire a real estate agent to help you with the process. Set a realistic price so you attract the right buyers and don't have to drop your listing price. If possible, sell your home during the most active selling time of the year. Taking these actions will help you with selling your home. 


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