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Selling Your First Home? Avoid These Common Mistakes.

If you are selling your first home you will want to keep in mind a few things to make it an easier, less stressful, and more profitable experience. Always, always, always hire a knowledgeable real estate professional to help in this process. I cannot stress this enough.

When selling your home you never want to set your house at the wrong price. It’s common that most sellers say, “I want to start with a high price, and if it doesn’t sell I can always come down.” If your price is too high, the home will sit on the market which usually results in a lower final selling price. Hire a professional, and experienced realtor to determine the best price of your home since this is their expertise and we many resources for making accurate analysis of comparable properties.

The hardest and most common mistake many sellers make is getting emotionally involved. It’s completely easier said than done because this house at one point was a beloved home. What I tell my clients when I can sense they are getting emotionally involved is that this is the means to achieve your next goals! Instead of feeling emotional about the sale, focus on your next location! Think of all the new and better memories you will create and build in your new home! Your new house will become a home because of your family, your things, and memories that will now live in the new location.

Another common mistake sellers make is not staging the home. Many buyers who are actively looking are on the internet checking photos out of the houses. It can be really hard to visualize a house with no furniture or attractive accessories in the interior and exterior. Staging your home is what makes your home stand out and gives a potential buyer the feel of making that their home. When selling you want your home to be desired and not just the typical empty house they saw photos of.

If you’re thinking of selling your first home or any home I would be more than happy to assist you along the way. I can help you avoid some of these mistakes and get the job done.


Jamie Lou

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