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Common Mistakes Home Sellers Make and How to Avoid Them

admin@appraisalsnashville July 25th, 2018
Common Mistakes Home Sellers Make and How to Avoid Them

Even the smartest people tend to make big bloopers when it comes to selling their homes, because let’s face it, we are all emotionally attached to our homes – and the longer we’ve lived there, the more the attachment. We tend to assume that the house and all the stuff in it, will be just as valuable to others as it is for us. However nothing can be further from the truth; they have not yet become owners, and they are as yet not attached. According to top Denver real estate appraisal companies, you need to avoid these mistakes:

  • Pricing it wrong: The most common mistake is of course overpricing it because of your sentimental attachment. You may be quoting a price too high for your neighbourhood, or for the prevailing market conditions. Some people also tend to under-price it, because they are in a hurry to get the house sold as quickly as they can.
  • Not fixing up: You may think that you’re selling the house anyway, and there’s no reason why you should fix those leaks or repair those cracks in the wall – but believe me, you’re making one of the worst mistakes. Nobody wants to buy a house that looks like it’s on the verge of falling down.
  • Leaving it as it is: If you don’t get rid of the clutter in your home, it won’t look appealing to a buyer. Ask expert appraisers at Denver home value appraisal service and they will tell you that one of the first things you need to do is clean up your home.
  • No Staging: You need to not just clean and declutter your home, but make it look appealing to a potential buyer. Put yourself in the buyer’s shoes and think if you would buy a shabby looking home? You don’t have to spend a whole lot of money doing it; a couple of pieces of well placed tasteful furniture, some flowers and some minimal décor pieces, will greatly add to the aesthetics of your home.
  • Over Personalization: Now when we say you need to stage it, it doesn’t mean you fill the house with your family photos, or that you place your unconventional throw pillows, rugs or art pieces all over the house. Do not over-personalize the house.
  • Not Getting an Appraisal: A certified home appraiser knows how to value your home and provide you with a report that is in line with the requirements of your financial institutions. But not getting an appraisal can land you in trouble. You may not be able to identify the real value of your home and buyers may turn away because of the lack of an appraiser certified value.

A Denver certified real estate appraiser is an independent professional who conducts a thorough and impartial appraisal of the value of your home; this will help you set the right price for your home, and will be very useful when negotiating with potential buyers.