Don’t do these mistakes when selling a house in Colorado and elsewhere.
According to Zillow, there mistakes should be avoided :
After years of dead open houses, price reduction after price reduction and failed attempts to sell homes, many real estate markets are picking up. This could be welcome news to someone who has been forced to have kids share a bedroom, suffer through a long commute or any number of reasons why folks would want to sell their home. Even though sales activity is up, sellers still must be ready to do what it takes to get their home sold. It’s still not the good old days. Buyers continue to be cautious and don’t want to make a bad decision. It’s more important than ever to do what it takes to work with potential buyers and prepare as best you can to get your home sold.
Here are five mistakes that serious sellers must avoid when going on the market today.
1. Not taking your first buyer seriously.
Ninety percent of the time, your first buyer is your best buyer. Real estate agents everywhere will tell you that they have seen this happen time and again.
2. Offering buyers credits for work you’d rather not do.
Do your back steps have dry rot? Do you know of a leaky faucet and a few windows that won’t open or close properly? Does the HVAC system act up sometimes? Then invest the time and money needed to make your home as problem-free as possible before you put it on the market.
3. Making highly personal changes to your home.
Recently, a seller of a new construction home in San Francisco was adamant about adding a shiny sealant to his concrete garage floor. Why? Because, for some reason, he’d always wanted a clean garage floor and assumed a new buyer would as well.
4. Overpricing your house.
When you price your home too high, you’re not fooling anyone. Informed buyers know the comps in your neighborhood. And if they don’t, you can bet their agent does. If your asking price is too high, your home could sit on the market longer.
5. Making your home difficult to show.
With the market picking up, buyers and their agents are shopping online all the time. If your home is priced right and shows well, chances are you could get showing requests within hours of listing the home with your agent.
Read the whole article by Zillow here.
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