As we get closer to the summer months, more Orange County homeowners are thinking about selling their homes and sadly, many will make common mistakes during the home sale process that can be easily avoided.
A Smelly Home
One of the most common mistakes made when selling a home is not taking the extra step to eliminate odors. A homeowner doesn’t have to be a pet owner to have a smelly home. Odors can naturally occur over the years, especially if the home has sustained water damage in one form or another or has not been well ventilated.
The easy way to determine if you have odors in your home or not is by inviting others over who might not spend a lot of time in the home because these people will not be accustomed to the smells of the home and will be able to easily determine if there are smells that might offend potential home buyer.
Too Much Clutter
Besides a smelly home, another mistake that homeowners make in the process of selling their home in Orange County, is having a home that has too much clutter. To avoid a home filled with clutter it’s always best to pack up excess items like: knickknacks, books, movies and other things that they’ve accumulated over the years and put those items into storage. By keeping only the bare minimum in the house, this will help the house to look bigger and more spacious since there will be less clutter than before.
Lack Of A Plan
Last of all, but most important, one huge mistake that many homeowners make in the process of selling their Orange County homes is not being prepared mentally when it does come time to sell your home.
To be prepared mentally, you as a homeowners must be prepared to treat the home like products by: cleaning your home from top to bottom, removing excess clutter and then once the homes are ready for sale, hire a real estate agent who is both experienced and knowledgeable about what it takes to sell a home in their real estate market.
For more great tips on how to avoid common mistakes 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.