The only thing scarier than buying a house is selling one. There’s a lot of pressure to list your home at the right price and show it in its best light, so of course you want to reach out to others for some tips. However, your trusted friends and family members may be giving you some incorrect, out-of-date advice about selling your home. To help you prevent a potentially ruined home sale, today we’ll be pointing out four tips that simply don’t work anymore:
1. Wait for the spring to sell your home. You may have heard this is the best selling season—more buyers are out and you can sell your home more quickly. In actuality, you’ll be competing with a larger pool of sellers, which means you’ll need to make sure you price and market your home flawlessly in order to find a buyer.
2. Leave room to negotiate. A few years ago, sellers were setting higher prices on their homes because they hoped buyers would want to negotiate. Nowadays, however, buyers aren’t willing to play the game. If you aren’t priced correctly from the outset, fewer buyers will come through the door and you’ll have a smaller chance of snagging a sale.
Buyers are still willing to pay top dollar for homes that seem worth it.
3. It’s OK to sell your home as-is. Sellers also used to be told that they shouldn’t do any remodeling or renovations—buyers wanted to do it themselves. Now, millennials make up most of the market, and they want homes that are ready to go. Even though home prices keep dropping, buyers are still willing to pay top dollar for homes that seem worth it. That means it makes sense to invest in upgrades and see them pay off when buyers come flocking.
4. You don’t need a professional photographer. Your phone’s camera simply won’t cut it in today’s market—you need professional photography. Your property’s online appearance directly impacts the number of interested buyers, so find a skilled photographer who can truly showcase your home.
If you have any questions or would like more information about selling your home, feel free to reach out to us. We look forward to hearing from you soon.
Megan Womack came to Front Door Realty with over 10 years of customer service experience. She thrives on making sure our clients come first, is the ultimate people person, and makes friends everywhere....