What are the 5 Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make?

Avoid the 5 biggest mistakes home sellers make if you want to sell your home quickly for top dollar

Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make

This list has been created based on my experience working with many families in selling their homes at all price points.

 I.  Don’t de-clutter before listing their home

Space is at a premium in most homes in Etobicoke. De-cluttering will create the illusion of more space. It is a must if you want to your home look it’s best.

 II.  Don’t eliminate smoke or pet odours before listing

Smoke and pet odors are the two biggest turn off’s for buyers. Many buyers will not purchase a home with odors regardless of how perfect the other features of the home may be.

III. Price their house too high

The market determines the value of our house, not you. If you price your house too high, you will have less showings, your house will sit on the market, and you often sell for less than if you had priced your house at market.

IV.  Too many restrictions or limitations on showing times

There is no doubt that having people through your home is an inconvenience to you and your family. However, you need to make your home available when buyers want to see it. The more buyers through, the more likely you are to sell your home quickly for top dollar.

V.  Don’t accept the first offer because they think a better offer is coming

Many sellers feel that they may have underpriced their home if an offer comes too quickly. The truth is that your first offer is often your best. When you house goes on the market, there is a buzz and often this is the time you will get your best offer.

The good news is that all of these are relatively easy to avoid.  Follow this advice and I know that you will be happy with the results!


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