What Not to Do When Selling your Home

What Not to Do When Selling your HomeSelling your home is a time-consuming and emotionally demanding task that involves testing the real estate market and getting the highest possible price for your home within reason.

In order to avoid many of the pitfalls within the home buying process, it’s important that you avoid the mistakes that many homebuyers are making on a consistent basis.

Becoming Emotionally Attached

Once you’ve decided on selling your home, you’re going to want to switch gears from homeowner to businessman. You’re going to want to look at your home as a financial transaction, as well as treat it like one. By getting emotionally involved in the purchase, you’re going to avoid making business decisions and base your actions more by “gut feeling”. You’re likely to lose out on thousands of dollars and will undoubtedly pass on opportunities that would’ve made financial sense.

Disregard Listing Photos

Nowadays, buyers are looking to take a virtual tour of the home before they physically go inside. If you’ve listed your home online, be sure to litter it with photos of every bit of your home. It creates a sense of transparency with the prospect and showcases the best of your home. Good photos will generate plenty of interest.

Not Properly Preparing Your Home

Believe it or not, homeowners continue to hold open houses without properly cleaning. Not only is this a major deal breaker, but word of mouth spreads quickly too. Declutter and clean your home thoroughly before any visitors come to view it. Also, be sure to store any family mementos and photos as it’ll only create a sense of awkwardness and discomfort. Your buyers want to envision themselves in your home.

Bio: Kuba Jewgieniew is the head of Realty ONE Group, a real estate brokerage firm that was ranked as one of the fastest growing companies by Inc. 500.