you’re selling your house you may already be prepared to declutter and stage
your home for marketing. However, what you may not be prepared for is the
mental and emotional toll the selling process can take. After all, you may have
formed an emotional attachment to your home, and while you’ve set your sights
on selling, it can be tough seeing someone else come in to your space.
keep the transaction running a smoothly as possible, Realtor.com has compiled a
list of common, but costly, seller mistakes to avoid. If you’re considering
selling your home soon, take a look at few of the following pitfalls to avoid.
a home inspection. Depending on the age of your home, scheduling a pre-listing home
inspection could save you a lot of time and aggravation. You can address issues
on your own time and budget before negotiating with a buyer to fix problems.
Skimping on your sales preperation. While you may be tempted to
test the waters and put your home on the market without painting it or making
minor repairs, if you do this your home is likelier to linger on the market and
possibly get a reputation for having problems. A thorough, professional-level
cleaning should be your bare minimum preparation as you list your home for sale.
Neglecting to ramp up your curb appeal. If you polish and prime the
inside your home but neglect to pull weeds or paint your front door, you run
the risk of potential buyers leaving without ever entering your home. Withholding
information from buyers. If you hope that the buyers or their inspector
won’t find out about the leak under your bathroom sink or the fact that your
basement gets flooded every winter, you run the risk of a nasty negotiating
period, or worse, a lawsuit after the settlement.
Being unprepared for your next step. Whether you should buy your
next home or sell your current home first is only one part of the preparation
you need to make to move. You want a back-up plan in case your transaction on
either end takes longer or shorter than you think, and you need to understand
your mortgage payoff and the closing costs you must pay.
Author:Carla Winter - Raymond Selix Phone: 303-523-1921 Dated: July 17th 2014 Views: 1,046 About Carla Winter -: Ray and Carla have been working as a team since 1995. Carla’s extensive knowledge of the Denver a...
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