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How Not to Sell a House

How Not to Sell a House

Selling your property can be as costly as well as stressful because it needs a great deal of effort as well as time. For that reason, you will want that process to take the shortest time possible. Like all home sellers, I bet you not only want to sell it quickly but to make a high profit as well. Despite your effort and time, your house can languish for many months on the property market without any sign that it will be bought soon. Well, that might be due to the mistakes that you've done as the owner. To be on the safe side the following are the home selling mistakes that you must avoid when selling your house.

Selling your house on your own

Trying to sell your home on your own is one of the biggest real estate mistakes that many home sellers make and you might be tempted to do the same so that you save the money you could have paid to a real estate agent. You might not even know where to begin if you don't seek the services of a licensed real estate agent, who will provide research. In fact, if you're not aware of what you're doing, you'll spend more than you could have if you hired an agent.

Hiring a wrong real estate agent

Working with an incompetent real estate agent is among the next costly home selling mistakes that you must avoid. If you hire an agent who is not experienced or one who is only concerned with what he or she will make from you, they might sabotage the exercise and the effects might be more costly than if you had done the selling yourself. They might sell your house at an extremely low price or waste a lot of time with customers who aren't serious. Be sure to find a good estate agent and you'll sell your house fast as well as make high profit.

Not doing necessary repairs

Don't list your house before you remedy outstanding repairs. If you don't, then you won't make any profit. In fact, potential buyers will offer you a lower price while some of them will ask for a credit back before the closure of the deal to address the repairs that need to be done.

Setting a selling price too high

Don't overprice your property as that may keep away many interested buyers. A competent real estate agent should advise you on the correct pricing. If you set the selling price lower than the worth of the property, chances are high that many interested buyers will show up leading to a stiff competition among themselves and in that way, you sell it to the one with the highest offer. That's one of the best tips on selling your home.

Listing an empty house

When buyers come to view a vacant house, they too will feel empty and it won't be appealing at all. If you ask real estate pros for tips on selling your home, they will tell you to dress and stage your house first before listing.

Failing to advertise your home

If selling your home fast is what you want, you must advertise it. Your house might be what every buyer is looking for but if you don't do enough marketing, no one will know of its existence or even if they know, it exists, no one will tell them that it's on sale.

About the Editor


Tanya Stewart

Ms. Stewart holds a B.S. in Engineering Psychology from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana and Juris Doctorate law degree from the University of Georgia, Athens. She has over 15 years of experience running different businesses. She taught Marketing and Strategy for the Georgia branch of GKIC, a global Entrepreneurship & Marketing company.

GKIC influences more than 1 million business owners per year. Tanya specializes in Strategy for the business and implementation of the tactics necessary to execute the Companys plan. She also develops content, creates and refines campaigns and manages agents and staff to keep them on task. As a professional speaker and published author, she is articulate and persuasive, and serves as the American face of the company.

Her happy journey from Engineering-Psychology and through Law school merged into 15 years running different businesses. A professional speaker and published author, she has taught Marketing and Strategy for the Georgia branch of GKIC, a global Entrepreneurship & Marketing company that influences more than 1 million business owners per year. In seeking a new way to be of service, she Co-Founded HelpFindingMyAgent.com to combine her love of digital marketing and people.

Tanya Stewart
Vice President Sales &
Co-Founder of HFMA

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