When you sell your home in Albuquerque, of course you have the right to be involved in every aspect of the sale. But you also need to be careful not to get in your own way.
Real estate professionals know all the ins and outs of selling a house and how to deal with buyers. Most home sellers understandably do not have that experience. It’s very easy as a home seller to sabotage your own efforts without even knowing it.
Here are three of the more common mistakes that home sellers make, and how to avoid them.
Making showings difficult
There’s a simple rule as home seller when it comes to showing a home – stand back and let the pros handle it.
Oh yes, you lived in that house for years and know every little nook and cranny, and every story about your home as well. But your insight is not what’s going to sell your home. The agent you hired will use their years of experience and training to sell your home. After all, this is what they do and how they get paid. They want to sell your home just as much or more than you do.
In fact, you should not be present at all during a showing. Your presence alone is a distraction to the buyer. When a showing is scheduled, have a plan to leave your home during the showing. This may not be so easy right now during the pandemic, but you can at least go for a drive for an hour or so.
And when it comes to scheduling showing, do your best not to turn down a showing appointment. You may think the buyer will just come at another time, but usually that’s no the case. Every appointment you turn down is an opportunity to sell your home. Don’t turn down an appointment unless it’s absolutely unavoidable.
Keeping a mess
Is your home clean? Ask your agent and follow their advice. This may mean making some real effort to make sure your home is ready to show to buyers in Albuquerque. You may have to hire cleaners, or clean it yourself. Make sure you clean your home to the level it takes to sell. No matter how much effort you put into cleaning your home, it will be worth it when your home sells faster and for more money.
Failing to make repairs
If you are told by a real estate professional to make repairs on your home, do it. Sure, you may not want to shell out a lot of money on a home you won’t be living in anymore, but you also have to make your home desirable to home buyers in Albuquerque.
The fact is that most buyers don’t want to buy a home with issues. Moving into a new home is hard enough without having to deal with immediate repairs. And if your home needs too many repairs, you may get lower offers. In the end, it’s easier for you to take care of any repairs before you put the house up for sale.
There are many things you might do as a seller to get in the way of selling your home. In the end, if you closely follow the advice of your agent, you should do just fine staying out of your own way.
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