Avoid common mistake many sellers make!
Here are some tips about selling a home to save time, money and trouble:
It is no secret – money talks. Overpricing your home discourages buyers more than any other single factor. An overpriced property is not appealing to buyers, in fact, you are helping your neighbor sell their home. Overpricing your home leads to long days on the market and money lost. Eventually your listing expires. Make sure you get all necessary information needed to arrive at an ideal listing price.
Buyers like homes which are updated, light and bright. Dark interiors are a turn off to most buyers. This is the time to become a minimalist. Walk through your home, remove all clutter, clean out the closets, update paint, counter tops, and flooring if feasible.
Offensive pet odors and lingering cigarette smoke are immediate turn-offs to buyers. Open the windows and air out the home. The most important rooms to concentrate on are the living room, family room, kitchen and main bedroom. Your entire home’s atmosphere is defined by these rooms.
Get your home in good showing condition, yet do not overdo it. Huge projects such as complete remodels of kitchens, adding decks, and expanding room sizes may not pay back your investment. Get some good advice before you jump into a huge improvement project.
Old and leaky roofs, exterior paint or any structural problems may make your home un-financeable. The wider the scope of financing your home can qualify for, the higher the market value. Remember — government programs like FHA and VA will be stringent.