If you ask any homeowner in Orange County they will be able to give you a list of the top 10 or 20 things that they love about the neighborhood where they live. But many times, homeowners who have lived in an area for five, 10, 20 years or longer have an overly idealistic view of where they live and, it might be easy for that homeowner to paint a beautiful picture of their neighborhood when in reality, their neighborhood has started to decline with time and it’s a lot less than what it was when they originally moved there.
To avoid the mistake of overselling the neighborhood or area where they live, an Orange County homeowner should rely on the advice and counsel of their Realtor. The Real Estate agent will be able to do a comparable analysis of homes that have recently sold in the area and come up with the best possible marketing campaign to sell the home to the right audience.
Look At The Home With Fresh Eyes
Another common mistake that’s very easy to make when selling a home, especially for older homeowners, is when the homeowner doesn’t take the time to evaluate all of the areas of their home that need to be repaired or fixed.
To avoid selling a home that needs repairs, the homeowner should have their home evaluated from top to bottom by an experienced and licensed Real Estate agent, before they have the Realtor list their home on the market because, doing a simple walk-through of the home first will enable the home owner and Realtor to have absolute confidence of what work needs to be done so they can present the best possible product to potential home buyers.
Last of all, but perhaps most important, another common mistake that homeowners make during the process of selling their homes in Orange County, Southern California, or other cities across the United States is by spending way too much money to make their homes presentable. Sure, in some cases a home may require extensive renovations to bring it up to date, but most homeowners can easily find things their homes needs like paint, tools, fixtures, and accessories to revitalize and update their homes. Before you sell your home, go to your local warehouse store like: Walmart, Lowes or Home Depot instead of paying someone hundreds or thousands of dollars to have someone do the work on your home when, they could have done the work yourself.
To learn more about common mistakes that home owners make when selling their homes or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us for free consultation at (949) 272-0125.