We have read a lot of articles about what one must do and remember when selling a house but seldom do we see one talking about what one must not do in selling houses. By knowing what you must avoid doing will help you in becoming successful in selling your house.
Emotional involvement. As soon as you have decided to sell your house, you must start distancing yourself from emotional aspects and start thinking like a businessperson rather than as the owner of the house. You must look at it more on the financial perspective rather than looking at it as the place where you had your most cherished moments.
Thinking you can do the same thing agent does. They have hefty commission for a reason! If it is your first time to sell a home then it is better to have an agent because they do not only help in setting up a competitive price for your house but they also help in negotiating home sales for you to get good money from your house. They are familiar with the papers and the processes which we normally are not even aware of and most of all they can help in making sure that the transaction goes smoothly.
The Assumption that hiring an Agent is a must. On the other hand, hiring an agent is not an indispensable factor in a smooth transaction involving the selling or buying of a house. You can go through the process without hiring one. There are many homeowners who prefer to sell their house themselves rather than with an agent for various reasons especially when they have already sold houses in the past. The hiring of an agent is not a requirement but a mere suggestion for a better and smooth flowing transaction.
Just because your asking price is already the best you could give does not guarantee that you will sell it at that price. Remember that it is not you who will buy the house but the buyers and how you see its value is not the same as how buyer sees it. For you it might be a very good deal but for the buyers it could be a bit overpriced or just way above their price range.
Price that’s unrealistic. You value your house so much so that you tend to overprice it. Remember that the way you see your house and its value is different from the way the buyer sees it. You must ask the right price by researching the comparables in the area like what buyers do too. You must be ahead of the buyers in terms of researching.
These are the common mistakes sellers commit and by avoiding to commit the same would really help you in selling your house quick and smoothly.