7 Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell their House – Part 2
This is the second post in a three blog series. For a heads-up on mistakes to avoid while selling a house, visit: Part 1
While underestimating competition and overestimating the value of your house can be detrimental to selling your house, they are not the only road blocks.
Other common mistakes people make include:
3. Depending Solely on Location
Is your property located in the heart of city, or close to a metro station? Are you in the middle of a well-known school district? Having these perks can work to your advantage, but you cannot rely on location alone!
Buying a home is a huge investment for many people, and sometimes interested buyers are not willing to sign on the dotted line till they are convinced that the house is exactly what they are looking for. If the house looks shoddy, you’ve failed to make a good impression. What’s worse, you might have lost your buyer to another home down your street.
Work on putting your house together cohesively. Presentation is key! It’s important that you take time out to get your house ready for a sale.
4. Over-personalizing and over-spending
You might like to collect artifacts from African tribes, but your potential buyer might not like to wake up to a war-marked mask every morning! Leaving signatures of your taste can discourage the buyer from looking at more important things like your floor-plan or storage facility. A helpful hint: people looking at your house want to picture their lives inside this home. De-clutter and de-personalize wherever possible.
Plan to upgrade before selling? Spending a lot of money in redecorating your house may help you sell it fast, but will not necessarily let you sell it for a higher price. Know where to put your money. Dramatic custom upgrades like a theme-based room, or a personal interest related upgrade may end up costing you more. More often than not, buyers will take into account the amount it’s going to cost them to re-do the room, and will deduct that amount from their offer.
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This series will be continued. For more insight on what mistakes to avoid while selling your house, continue to read our blogs.
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