Every homeowner desire to collect maximum rewards from home selling. That’s right but not without some work. While home sellers who employ the services of competent house selling agents reap the best, this alone isn’t enough. Identifying loopholes in the home selling process is a brilliant gesture towards saving some bucks. Below is a list of some of the terrible mistakes home-sellers make;
Placing the Home too Fast on the Listing
The duration of the home on the market starts counting the moment it’s uploaded to the Multiple Listing Services platforms. You could have listed the house at a time when the right buyer wasn’t available. The longer a home stays on the market, the weaker its bargaining power gets. Listing agents should first explore options from online and print advertisements to open houses. These options give home selling an opportunity to test the price.
It will be fair to say that home selling agents are the best source of advice as far as market prices for homes are concerned. Stubborn home sellers base pricing on inflated views of their homes. Another one will under-price the dwelling hoping to sell it quick. Under-pricing a house could be the worst mistake. Potential buyers will raise suspicion as to the quality of the home.
Despising Initial Offers
In real estate, the rule of ‘last line of defense’ may not be applicable. Instead, the first suggestion might be best and the last offer. For fear that the best offer is on the way, many home sellers reject the first offer notwithstanding the reasonable price offered. The point often overlooked is that you can grab the offer and negotiate the price and close the home selling deal in the morning!
Bossing Around During Home Show
Just as workers would feel uneasy and keep looking over the shoulders when their boss is around, a similar feeling can happen to home buyers. In like manner, viewers feel restricted to be themselves when the seller hovers around home showing. Home sellers should also trust that the listing agents can conduct a proper home show.
Using Narrow Marketing Options
It is not enough to plant a ‘for sale’ in front of the home and sit back. Similarly, depending on an advert on MLS alone to sell your house might turn out to be a horrible mistake. Moreover, to maximize chances of selling a home online, all possible defects that may hamper the selling must be fixed.
There is no doubt that home selling will attract criticism and good opinions from potential buyers. As a home seller, appreciate every comment. Don’t be emotional on unfavorable comments. Instead, use the negative views to transform the home sale to a positive result.
Treat home selling as a business by according every ethic befitting commercial transactions. In addition to that, be accessible for contacts by viewers. Remember that they have other things to do other than chasing you around. Note that, there are too many homes out there for sale.