Selling a house isn’t easy. And never is this more the case than when the house in question happens to be your home. Throw in a lack of experience and you have a task that many people find understandably daunting.
The good news is that you don’t need to be a real estate expert to get a good price for your home. All you need to do is hire an expert and learn what not to do when acting on their advice.
Here are eight mistakes to avoid when selling your home.
Estate agents aren’t cheap. The idea of cutting out the middle man and trying to sell your home yourself can therefore be incredibly tempting. Unfortunately however, this is rarely a good idea. While many people do manage to sell their home independently, most lose money as a result. Nobody wants to shell out five percent of their homes value but it’s important to realize that estate agents typically pay for themselves in terms of a higher sale price.
Hire the First Agent That You Talk To
When looking for an estate agent, take the time to shop around. Your choice here can have major consequences. Factors to consider include:
- -Reputation. Recommendations from family and friends can prove invaluable.
- -Experience with homes in your price range.
- -Experience with homes in your local area.
- -Willingness to explain the sales process to you.