Selling your property can sometimes be a tricky process. There is a lot of information out there and it can be hard to take everything in without the right guidance.
When it comes to selling it’s all about balance and engaging buyers, but it’s important to remember that you can’t please everyone. However, if you avoid these common selling mistakes you should be on the right track!
Not doing your research or similarly, not trusting your research, and pricing your property too high will result in far less interest. Even in a seller’s market many buyers will just ignore an overpriced property as it requires far more effort to negotiate a price down.
Speak to your Realtor and do your own market research and trust this information. Decide on your price from the offset and make sure that it is realistic and in line with the current conditions.
No curb appeal
The curb appeal of a property often gets overlooked, but it’s important to remember that this is the first impression of your home when buyers come to view. Keep your front lawn or patio tidy and make sure that everything is well presented outside the property.
Try to make your front door look inviting, but secure and keep your driveway clean in the summer and shovel the snow in the winter.
This is a massive no-no! If a buyer enters your property and it is dirty they will immediately dislike it. Your home should be at its absolute best the entire time it’s on the market. Go through every inch of your property making sure it’s all clean. If it’s too much to do you can always get the pros in.
Having too much stuff
Similar to having a dirty home, clutter is another negative for buyers. If your property looks busy this will immediately put people off as they are looking for a space that will fit all of their things. Allowing your visitors to see the potential of your space is key.
Not taking care of quick fixes
Things like old wallpaper, a bad paint job, and popcorn ceilings are quick fixes that shouldn’t be overlooked. It’s easy to take care of these things without getting professionals involved and it will make a massive difference for potential buyers as it’s something they won’t have to think about.
Too many personal items
When a buyer enters your home they want to see a space where they can imagine their own life. This is made difficult if your property is still filled with personal items such as photos or things that are taste specific. Pack these away in advance ready for your move and replace them with more neutral decorations.
Being too hands on
When it comes to showing your home and dealing with potential buyers, try to leave this to your Realtor. Many sellers can be too hands on and offer too much opinion which can make for an uncomfortable viewing from the buyers’ perspective.
We advise taking a backseat and letting us take care of the work. Now is your chance to relax and prepare for your own move while we manage buyers.
If you have any questions about selling your Pemberton property, don’t hesitate to get in touch.