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Mistakes to Avoid when Selling a Home

Many homes get sold each year but this does not mean that it’s a simple process. Selling a home requires attention to detail or else one could end up losing out on thousands of dollars. There are many mistakes that people make when selling a home that could be avoided.

Top 4 mistakes to avoid when selling a home:

  • Not considering extra expenses: There are many extra expenses to consider when selling a home. Not taking these into consideration can really throw a curveball at the price. Some of these extra costs include closing costs, staging costs, agent commission, inspection repairs, and moving expenses.
  • Doing it alone: When sellers decide to go the route of not using an agent, they don’t realize what they could be missing out on. Agents help a seller through the process. They are there to make sure the home is selling at its maximum price. By not using an agent, a seller might skip out on paying commission to the agent, but they also might be losing out on tens of thousands of dollars. Not to mention the stress many feel during these times tends to be much worse without the guidance of an agent.
  • Hiding repairs: Many buyers get a home inspection done after their offer is accepted. No damage will go unnoticed. Damages and repairs that arise during inspection can delay the closing date. Major repairs can even terminate the deal completely.
  • No staging: This is one of the biggest mistakes that sellers think they can overlook. Staging a home can increase an offer by up to 10%. It can also get the home sold quicker than if it wasn’t staged. Selling an empty home is unappealing, so make the potential buyer already feel at home when they walk in.

There are many more common mistakes that people make when selling a home, and most of them can be avoided with guidance from a trusted real estate agent. If you’re ready to sell your home, contact Raleigh Cary Realty. We know every tip and trick in the book to make sure the home selling process goes over smoothly. We guarantee that you will get the most out of your beloved home.

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