If you have friends who have sold their homes in the past it’s easy to hear of at least one mistake that they made during their home sale and sadly most mistakes when selling a home can be avoided by taking simple precautions like these:
Be Ready To Negotiate
One mistake that many sellers make is being too willing to “stick to their guns” when selling their Orange County homes instead of being ready to negotiate. Every homeowner should be ready to negotiate with potential homebuyers. The simple act of being willing to negotiate can initiate a bidding war among buyers and the homeowner can ultimately get more for their home than what they originally wanted.
Sell During The Right Time Of Year
Spring and summer months are great months to sell a home because it’s warmer outside and people are more willing to drive around compared to colder months when people generally want to stay indoors. Wouldn’t you rather stay indoors with your hot chocolate during the winter instead of looking at homes?
Another reason to avoid selling during the winter months is the holidays. During this time of year the average home buyer would rather be spending time with their family and friends than searching for homes for sale. On the other side, Spring & Summer are the best times because the kids are getting out of school and families are looking to move between the school year so that their kids experience the least amount of disruption possible.
Always Take Great Photos
Since the early 2000’s most Realtors have been posting their homes for sale on the Internet and sadly many Realtors take bad pictures or they don’t post any pictures at all. In an increasing visual environment that includes visually appealing sites like Pinterest & Instagram, great photos are becoming more and more important!
If you plan on having your Realtor post your home online make sure that there are plenty of great pictures of your home taken because you want to promote the very best features of your home that you love. The very aspects that you love about your home will likely attract the right home buyer and make for a quick sale.
To learn more about the mistakes to avoid when selling a home, or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.