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4 Major Listing Errors to Evade When Selling Your House

By Ask Darnell | Business, Real Estate

Have set your mind on selling your house?

Then you’ll find this article to be very helpful. 

Usually, there are some home selling mistakes that people often make when listing their house for sale which not only slows down the sale but also prevents them from getting the right house price. 

So, before putting a ‘For Sale’ sign on your house and enlisting it on the listing market, here are the pitfalls you need to be aware of. 


Listing Mistakes to Avert while Selling Your House


#1 Hiding Property Problems


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Putting your best foot forward is one of the major steps to selling a house by owner. At the same time, it’s also crucial, to be honest about the house you intend to sell.

When listing your property for sale, therefore, you must mention the problems the property has or once had. Instead of hiding the disputes or issues of your house like termite issue, major renovation, etc., make it a point to reveal that information to your listing agent as well as the potential buyers.

Remember, it’s just not only being honest with the buyers or the realtor you hire; failing to provide significant information in your disclosure statement can land you in serious legal problems. Stop exaggerating your house; be honest with its properties.


#2 Giving Poor Quality Images


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Photos of a house play a vital role in capturing the attention of the potential buyers. So, when you put poor-quality images for your listing, you know what to expect when selling your home i.e. losing the interest and offers of potential buyers.

According to the National Association of Realtors, almost 90% of home buyers these days search for a new home online. 

So, when listing your house for sale, it’s critical to use high-resolution and high-quality images. After all, it is the photos of your house that make the first impression on the buyers; hence why not make them exceptional!


#3 Refusing to Make Changes


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Want to know one of the most effective tips for selling your home fast? Well, it’s accepting the changes and believing they are for good.

Yes, no matter how much you love the way your house looks presently, the buyers may not find that appealing. So, you need to make certain changes to make your house stand out and fetch the best offers. 

These changes might involve structural items such as HVAC, the roof, electrical wiring, plumbing, etc. or minor alterations like light fixtures, carpets, paint, etc. 

Know it and believe it that buyers like to move in houses that are ready and appealing. So, before you put your house in the market, make the necessary changes and ready it, so that when asked you can offer immediate possession.


#4 Not Being Mentally Ready to Sell


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You’ve read everything about how to sell your house fast and all set to list it in the housing market. But are you prepared to do so? I mean mentally and emotionally?

Yes, letting go of all your beautiful memories in your house is not easy. But often people don’t take the time to become mentally ready and end up listing the house. It not only makes the depersonalizing process of the house difficult for them but also prevents them from planning and preparing for the move in advance.

Not being ready to sell also makes people list their houses far above the market which also reduces the chances of a quick sell.


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Our professional real estate agents are here to take care of all your house selling worries and ensure a profitable and smooth transaction.

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