10 Common Mistakes For Sale By Owners Make

When you're ready to sell your home, you may be tempted to forgo the real estate fees in favor of selling your house. This could be a costly mistake, if you don't know what you are doing. Here are the top 10 mistakes those selling their home on their own make.

  • Wrong Sale Price -- The average sell by owner house is not priced accurately, and often they are priced too high.
  • Poor Curb Appeal -- Do you really know what to do to make your home look ready to sell? Poor curb appeal will damage your ability to sell your home quickly.
  • Poor Marketing -- Marketing a home for sale means more than just sticking an ad online and another in the paper. You need some marketing expertise.
  • Failure to Negotiate - Do not try to sell your home on your own if you don't know how to negotiate, because you will not get enough for it.
  • Not Being Available -- If you want to sell the home, you need to have it available to sell, and you need to be able to answer interested calls.
  • Help for Buyers -- Do you know where to send interested buyers for financing? Do you have a closing setup arranged? This type of help is necessary to finalize the sale.
  • Not Spending the Money -- Many people trying to sell their homes are afraid to spend any money to do so.
  • Poor Presentation -- When buyers come through your home, is it ready to show? Spend some money to spruce up your space.
  • Unwilling to Work with Agents -- You may be selling your home on your own, but your buyer may be working with an agent. You lose a lot of potential buyers if you won't work with their agents.
  • Giving too Much Information --Disclose the legal disclosures, and show the improvements you've made, but let buyers determine other features of the home for themselves.

Do you want to avoid these problems? Work with a qualified agent. You will find that the benefits far outweigh the costs.

For most of us, our home is our biggest investment. When it's time to sell, get the value you deserve with the help of a professional real estate agent. If you'd like to discuss your next home sale today, please contact us anytime.