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It’s easy to make mistakes when selling an Orange County Home because it happens to homeowners here every day. But these mistakes don’t have to happen to you if you’re aware of what the most common home sales mistakes are, and how you can avoid them.
Mistake #1 – Not Being Available To Show Your Home
During the process of selling your Orange County Home it’s important that you make your home available for showing when your Realtor has a client who wants to see it.
34% of homeowners have made the mistake of not making their homes available for showing and their homes stayed on the Real Estate market for a lot longer than they expected.
Mistake #2 – Overpricing Your Home
77% of homeowners have made the mistake of overpricing their homes. They thought their home was worth a lot more than current market values. The result from overpricing a home is that homebuyers will pass up an overpriced home since they can find out what its real market value is by asking their Realtor.
Mistake #3 – Not De-Cluttering Your Home
Don’t make the same mistake as 32% of homeowners who sold their homes recently by not taking the time to de-clutter your home before selling it. When your home is full of clutter, it will ultimately look smaller than it is, and a potential home buyer will not be able to see past the clutter and envision themselves living in your home.
Mistake #4 – Don’t Be Unwilling To Negotiate
21% of home owners who sold their homes recently were unwilling to negotiate and the result is that they either lost the opportunity to sell their homes to serious buyers or their homes stayed on the Real Estate market for a lot longer until they either had to drop the price on their homes or a buyer finally came who was willing to pay their asking price.
You may think that your home is worth your asking price but the reality is that if your home needs serious or minor repairs that you’re not able to make yourself, you will have to be willing to negotiate or face the prospect of the home sales process taking longer than you expected.
Mistake #5 – Forgetting About Pet Odors
We all love our animals but the truth is that it’s easy to forget that animals like dogs and cats can have pet odors and those smells can turn off potential home buyers. 28% of home sellers recently made the mistake of not eliminating pet odors from their homes and they only realized once it was too late their beloved dog or cat’s smells were turning away potential home buyers.
Mistake #6 – Neglecting Home Repairs
Last of all, but most important, don’t forget to make repairs on your home before you decide to list it for sale. 20% of home sellers across the United States made this mistake recently, and the result was that they lost money when selling their homes because, a buyer will almost always submit a lower offer on your home if they think that there is work that needs to be done.
For more information on the most common mistakes that you can avoid making when selling your home, or to view the latest Orange County homes for sale, contact Fred Sed & Associates today by calling us at (949) 272-0125.