Selling your home can be a complicated and stressful process. Plus, for most people, it’s a process you’re only going to go through a few times in your life — which doesn’t leave much room to get experience. When you’re looking to sell your home, here are some common mistakes to watch out for.
4 Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home
Only Considering The Highest Bid
It can be tempting to just say yes to the highest bid that you get on your house. However, it’s worth keeping in mind that high bids will often come with contingencies that must be met before the sale goes through. Ensure that these can be met before agreeing to them, and remember that contingencies will most likely extend the timeline of selling your home.
Using Unflattering Pictures
Taking professional photos for your home is a must. The first impression that a buyer gets is going to be from the pictures that you provide. If you can, spending money on a photographer is an easy way to make sure that your house looks as good as it can. Even with an amateur photographer, cleaning your home and making it look presentable goes a long way.
With iFinder’s bid request form, you only need to upload 10 photos (20 max) to request bids on your home. Make sure they’re showing off the great qualities that the property has.
That said, make sure not to paint your property as too rosy. Almost every home on planet Earth is going to come with downsides, and hiding them won’t do any good considering that they’re going to come out eventually. Buyers will appreciate your honesty, and with iFinder, they understand that each purchase is going to be as is.
Being Unwilling To Negotiate
Negotiation is a natural part of homeselling. Be open to it, and remember that it’s to be expected. Don’t take anything too personally, it’s all part of the process!