As a Langley REALTOR®, I know that selling your Langley home can be difficult enough without having to worry about making silly mistakes that could have easily been avoided. That is why my team and I always take the time to ensure that our clients are properly prepared to sell their homes. If you are thinking about selling your home in the Langley area, here are some common home selling mistakes to avoid.
1. Being Under Prepared
Not taking the time to properly prepare your home for sale is one of the biggest mistakes anyone selling their home can make because you only get one chance to make a great first impression. Homeowners who are thinking about selling in Langley should take the time to paint, make repairs, declutter, tidy landscaping, and stage the home before putting it on the market.
2. Overpricing Your Home
Overpricing your home can affect your final sale price, as the more time your home spends on the market, the less likely you will be able to attract multiple offers. While most homeowners have a hard time seeing their home through unbiased eyes, it is important to ensure that your home is priced reasonably of the market and the neighbourhood. If you are unsure what fair market value for your home might be, try reviewing comparable deals in the area and discussing selling strategies with a REALTOR®.
3. Neglecting Necessary Repairs
Neglecting to make necessary repairs to your home will result in losing money. It is often less costly to fix things ahead of time, rather than waiting for prospective buyers to offer less or ask for a credit back for the work that needs to be done to the house. All necessary repairs should be performed before the house is put on the market.
4. Being Present for Showings
Being present for showings can create an awkward situation for potential buyers, as it might make them feel like an intruder in your home; thus, making it more difficult for them to imagine themselves living there. Potential buyers may also feel rushed and unable to express their true feelings about a property, which can lead to inaccurate feedback.
5. Not Working with a REALTOR®
Working with an experienced REALTOR® can make all the difference when it comes to selling your Langley home because they can provide you with much needed support, advice, and resources. A good agent can also alleviate much of the stress, time, and legwork necessary for selling your home.
If you are thinking about selling your home in the Langley area, please contact me at 604-530-0231 or by filling out a contact form on my website. Whether you are looking to sell a condo, townhouse, or house, my professional team and I would love to help you move on to your next dream home.