Not hiring a real estate agent to sell your home. A professional local real estate agent like Long & Foster Real Estate’s Premier Group has the expertise to sell your home faster and at a higher price than if you tried to sell it by yourself.
Pricing your home too high or too low. It’s important to work with an agent who knows your local market. If overpriced, your home can sit on the market much longer than it should. If priced too low, you’re losing out on money. We will provide you with a comparative market analysis that shows similar homes for sale and recently sold.
Not making necessary repairs. Making essential repairs before listing your home on the market can save you time and money. It’s better to fix necessary repairs before they get worse or before the buyer requests it. Also, if buyers see your home in need of repairs, it may prevent them from making an offer, or at least a reasonable offer.
Not staging your home. You’ll want to make sure everything is clean! Rearrange furniture to make the rooms look bigger, remove any clutter, and open up the blinds to let in natural light. Staging will make your home appeal to the greatest number of buyers and it will make it easier for potential buyers to visualize themselves living in the property.
Not being flexible with showing times. Many potential buyers will want to view your home after normal work or school hours or on the weekends when the whole family is available. You may lose out on a potential buyer if you restrict the showing times too much.