Thursday, February 28, 2019

Avoid These 5 Mistakes When Preparing To Sell Your Home

Are you ready for the spring market? If you're looking to sell your home this spring, make sure you're prepared. Check out these 5 common mistakes homeowners make when preparing their home for sale:

Forgetting about paperwork.
We aren’t referring to your standard paperwork like title, insurance, and survey. We’re talking about documents like warranties, dates of home improvements, and permits for work completed. These documents can help your sales professional when they are marketing your home.

Spending a ton of money on improvements.
While it’s tempting to update and upgrade your home to make it more appealing and modern, make sure you don’t go overboard. Consider the estimated costs versus the estimated value increase. A few simple changes can get your home is selling shape without breaking the bank.

Keeping your neon color scheme.
While bright, bold, or neon colors may work for you, it may not work for potential buyers. You want to keep your home as clean as possible, and that also applies to paint color. If you’re into bright colors for your walls, try and paint them before listing to reflect a neutral palette. Zillow stated, “homes with light blue bathrooms and taupe colored living rooms were especially popular in homes that sold for more [money]... homes with dark red or brown colored walls sold for as much as $2,310 less than expected.”

Listing your home at a price that’s too high... or too low.
Knowing what price to list your home at can be difficult. A real estate professional has the experience, knowledge, and tools to list your home competitively for your market. Curious what your home could be worth? Make sure you check out our Home Value Estimator Tool.

Selling your home on your own.
It can be tempting to try to sell your home without a real estate professional. But did you know that those who sell their home without a real estate sales professional sell their homes for a median of $64,000 less? A real estate sales professional can add a lot of additional value to your home selling experience outside of dollars and cents, too!

If you’re looking to sell your home and aren’t sure where to start, reach out to a HUNT Real Estate sales professional today. They can help guide you through the entire home selling process!