Spending money on unnecessary property improvements
One thing to know is that often buyers will want to add their own touch to a home, so when it comes to making property improvements, less is more. This means the money spent on carpeting and painting might not add to the value you think it will. Speak to your agent first about what they think you should prioritise.
Not trusting in the marketing advice and strategy recommended by your chosen agent
Great property marketing specialists are busy listing and selling houses in your area every day. They study the trends within the market and more specifically what strategy is working best within your area, at the time when you want to sell. An established agent has your best interests in mind and will be focused on getting you the very best result on your property sale.
Listing with the Agent who gives you the highest appraisal
Unfortunately this is something that we come across in the industry. Your home is always going to be worth what the market is prepared to pay for it. Not what an agent tells you in order to secure the listing. Your agent’s role is to do a great job at marketing your property and getting the right buyers engaged in the process to ensure you get the best price possible for your property.
Not ensuring everything is clean and tidy
We know that it can be stressful having people come through your house and we try to remove as much of this stress as possible for you. First impressions count and it’s important to make sure that all areas of the house are clean and tidy, if you want to attract the best offer for your home.
Not repairing obvious problems
There may be damage from a past problem, such as a leak in the roof or window flashing. Even if the problem has been sorted, any signs of the problem need to be addressed or buyers may be put off.