5 Mistakes Home Sellers Should Avoid

The old saying goes that the three most important things in real estate are location, location, location. And while location is undoubtedly a critical issue, not even the best location might overcome the ramifications of the five mistakes every seller should avoid.

We've taken the following information from a RE/MAX video on You Tube. To view it, click on this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBtJvsrC9Ic. For a localized recap, keep reading.

Mistake #1: Incorrect pricing

There's an art to pricing a home correctly. An agent has to understand the dynamics of the current local market, how a property stacks up to comparables and how all of that information translates into the reasonable listing price. The Home Team knows how to set a price that will attract a buyer while not shorting your profit margin.

Mistake #2: Not preparing your home to sell

You have to get your house ready to sell before you list it. That might mean a little paint here or there, a few potted plants in the porch and a good cleaning job. Or, it might mean you go ahead and replace that ancient hot water heater or those crumbling concrete steps. The Home Team will guide you in what you should invest your time and money in to make your home sell faster and for more money.

Mistake #3: Ineffective marketing

If a perfect home is for sale and no one knows about it, does it make a sound? With apologies for the mixed metaphors, it won't make that "chi-ching" you want it to make. The Home Team combines sound traditional marketing with savvy digital marketing to let the broadest audience possible know that your home is waiting for them.

Mistake #4: Hiring the wrong agent

Basically, all of these mistakes can occur if you don't have a full-time, dedicated and experienced agent working for you. The Home Team has the best agents in northeast Missouri with a proven track record and a bevy of more-than-satisfied clients. Find out for yourself.

Mistake #5: Failure to agree before the offer

Your Home Team agent will make the entire selling process as easy as possible for you, but has to work with your preferences to make that happen. It's important that before you get the first offer on your home, you express your preferences on key items like the amount of money you need to make on the sale, closing date, compromises you're willing to make and more. The Home Team will discuss these types of things with you at the beginning of the process.

Start with the RE/MAX Home Team and you can be confident you'll avoid these top five mistakes and any others that could make the experience a bad one for you. Join the Home Team today!



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