Real-Life Home Sellers Biggest Regrets
Could you have done things differently selling your home? Are you looking back and are having regrets or questions?
No. 1: Unprepared Home
Not prepping or staging the home will end up extending the selling process costing you more money down the road.
No. 2: Over-prepping the Home
Doing an extraordinary amount on a home could be overdoing it. The buyer may just want to buy because of location, not how the home presents itself.
No. 3: After the Sale Contact
Being friendly as can be during the sales process is key, but keep it business. There is no need in remaining friends with the buyer, unless she’s a neighbor.
No. 4: Selling Without an Agent
Trying to sell your home on your own will cost you time, money, and possibly a sale. Being accepted by buyers Realtors® isn’t going to happen, enlist a Realtor, don’t miss your sell.
No. 5: Caving in to a buyer’s
Let your Realtor take care of out-of-the-question requests made by the buyer. I know you excited to sell your home, but unreasonable demands will cost you more time and money.
No. 6: Don’t Skip the Staging
The money that you don’t spend on staging will cost the owner more in another month of mortgage. Professionally staged homes sell 73% faster than those that are not.
No. 7: Don’t Jump at the First Offer
I know you’re excited to move on, but wait for at least a couple of offers. The value of your home might actually be more than you thought.
No. 8: Picking a Buyer based only on money
Always consider selling your home to an owner or family that would maintain it well. Taking the biggest offer sometimes isn’t the best answer. You might return to your old neighborhood to find your old home disregarded and your old friends and neighbors not too pleased. You did put a lot of hard work into that home, sell it to the perfect buyer, use your instincts.