Prevent a Home Selling Catastrophe: 6 Things to Think About

posted 4/25/2014 in Mortgage

Earlier this week we talked about some of the common home buying mistakes we see.  Now we want to examine the other side of the transaction:  Selling a Home. There are enough horror stories of homes left sitting on the market, unscrupulous real estate agents and deals that fall through to fill countless books. How do you keep your home selling story from being added to those pages of misery?

Lincoln Savings Bank and Century 21 LSB Real Estate want to help! Here’s a list of the most common home selling mistakes we see. Take a look to ensure your home selling story is a good one!

Going with the cheapest real estate agent you can find- the right Real Estate Agent is a large part of a happy home selling story. Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true. (hint- we know some awesome real estate agents over at Century 21 LSB Real Estate that would be glad to put in the hard work for you).

Don’t price too high- home pricing is always a hot topic. Things to take into consideration: not what you paid for your home, but prices paid for other homes in your neighborhood, as well as homes out of your neighborhood that are comparable to yours.

No stalking allowed- having a prospective buyer is exciting, but suffocating them with every last detail as they walk through your home is a definite turn off. Give them some privacy to walk through your home and imagine themselves in it.

No pre-approval, no deal- in short, this could end up wasting months of your precious time if the buyer isn’t pre-approved.

Invest in improvements- obvious flaws won’t allow you to sell your home, so make the little changes that have a large impact: eliminate odors, get rid of stains and keep up your home’s curb appeal.

Pack up the knick knacks- a buyer wants to imagine themselves in your home, so your stuff needs to go. Personal photos, decorations, and anything that’s cluttering up the space needs to go so buyers can envision their stuff in your home instead.

Any of the professional real estate agents at Century 21 LSB Real Estate can help with your home selling concerns and help prevent your story from turning into a tale of terror. Get in touch with them today!

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