6 Mistakes to Will Cost You When Selling Your Home


Let’s get right down to it. Selling a home takes time, effort and a little TLC.

Just because you are ready to sell you home, doesn’t mean that it will sell right away. You must put in a little bit of effort and get your home ready to sell. Statistically, there are things you can do to your home to help it sell faster at the right price.

Here’s what you want to avoid when it comes to selling your home. These 5 mistakes will cost you time, effort and possible the sale of your home:

  1. Not Knowing Your Local Real Estate Market. What’s moving the market? If you don’t know, make sure your Realtor knows. Real Estate will always be local and to be able to sell your home, it’s critical to know what the local trends are for your neighborhood.
  2. Leaving Your Home a Mess. A clean, uncluttered home sells – A dirty home knocks thousands of dollars off of your profit. It’s true, a big chunk of money can be lost for not putting in a little elbow grease. Perhaps one of the greatest payoffs to home selling will be the time you spend cleaning and decluttering your home. Maske sure there are no smells and it’s well maintained.
  3. Pricing It Too High. Homes priced right sell – Price your home to sell. From the very first day that you list your home for sale, you will attract the most qualified and most interested Buyers. The first few weeks of a new home listing shines brightest.
  4. Thinking That Selling a Home Is Easy. Selling a home is inconvenient – Knowing up front that you’re going to be inconvenienced once you’ve decided to sell your home, will make the home selling process a lot easier to handle. You’re going to have to get your home ready to sell, you’re going to have to do some packing and you’re normal everyday living schedules will likely be interrupted by visiting prospective Buyers.
  5. Leaving Repairs Undone. Repairs left undone will cost you more money than the repair itself – Repairs that you’ve been meaning to do will be a lot less expensive to complete if you do them BEFORE you sell your home. When buyers see a simple repair that could have been fixed they wonder what else is in need of repair. They get a bit frightened in the unknown and will want a little bit more of a reduction, just in case something else pops up once they were to buy your home. Fix the repairs so buyers don’t nickle and dime you.

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Joe Moshe is the Broker/Owner of Charles Rutenberg Realty Long Island, offering 100% commission to Agents. With over 1000 agents, it's one of the fastest growing, most progressive real estate brokerages on Long Island.
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