When you sell your home it can be a daunting thought, weighing on your mind and sense of security. You have already been through the “hardest” part which is buying a home; now you just need the perfect agent to market your home for sale, and wait for the buyers to flood in. Super easy, right?
Wrong! Selling your home takes as much science as buying one! There are many misconceptions out there from people who have already been through this process. We are here to tell you not to fall for some of these common misconceptions.
Myth No. 1: You can sell your home solo
We know that you are already thinking of avoiding those sellers' fees. However, this process is so much more than a sign in the front yard and a single ad on Craigslist. Selling your own home is a ton of work! Do you really have all the time for what it takes? Marketing your home is the most important task and it needs to be done right. A Realtor makes sure that only serious buyers are involved. They do all of the hard work for you- only potential buyers and seriously negotiate offers to make sure you get the best possible deal for your home.
Myth No. 2: You know what your home is really worth
Yes, you have put years of blood, sweat, and tears into this home over the years, but home valuations are always better left to the professionals. A fact is that for sales by owners actually tend to be overpriced. Selling your home is something that is extremely personal which might not make you use your best judgement on the sale price. Your personal agent knows your neighborhood and has access to relevant property sales to determine the best price for you home, and to sell it quickly!
Myth No. 3: It is fine to sell your home as is
It's not fine! It is really just as simple as that and cannot be emphasized enough. More than likely you are overlooking necessary changes that could positively impact your profits. Walls, floors, kitchens, and doors are some of the home improvements that will get you the best Return on your Investment (ROI)
Myth No. 4: All upgrades should be drastic.
You do not have to completely remodel your home to get it in perfect selling condition. You might just need to freshen up the kitchen or add some landscaping for better curb appeal. Simple things make a big difference. Make sure to remove personal items. When buyers come to look at your home, if personal memorabilia is around; they may feel more as if they are intruding, not shopping. Too many changes may be a waste of money. Your taste may be quite different than your prospective buyers. Let them make the decision to keep or change to their taste.
Myth No. 5: Spring is the best time to sell a home
Spring and summer have always been perceived as the best and busiest time to buy and sell a home. This is false! Any season can really be the best. It all depends on the market. Always know what is going on in your local housing market. You do not need to “wait” for the best perceived time.
Myth No. 6: You can rely entirely on online home value estimates
Even though these online home value estimates (like realtor.com) are a good starting point, you need the expertise of a Realtor. You simply cannot substitute a real person who knows each and every variable to be accurate. A Realtor will not only run a Qualified Market Analysis or often referred to as a CMA on your home, but they will also go through previous sales and look at everything in the area to compare value. Having your Realtor personally see the home and all of the upgrades always help to add value.
Your home is guaranteed to sell within 120 days or I will pay you $2,500. If you are looking to sell your home, don't believe these myths!
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