One Of The Biggest Mistakes Home Sellers Make

Most people don’t have a lot of experience selling a home. This lack of real estate experience usually results in some poor decisions when it comes to listing their home for sale. One of the biggest mistakes home sellers make is ignoring the advice of real estate professionals.

Experienced professionals… agents, professional photographers, home inspectors and home stagers are sometimes considered an expense. The services they provide should actually be considered a valuable investment.

Instead of worrying about how much these services will cost them, the homeowner should be more concerned with the ultimate cost of listing their home without professional advice.

owl penny poundThings to consider before listing your home for sale:

The longer your house is on the market, the more money you spend in carrying costs and the more likely you are to see multiple price reductions.

I’ve worked with sellers who tried to sell without an agent with no luck and then sold within a couple of weeks after hiring an agent.

I’ve seen homes sit on the market for months with no offers and then get an offer in a week after a home staging consult.

I’ve seen many price reductions that could have been avoided if a home inspector had been consulted prior to listing.

Real estate agents provide knowledge of the market and they provide strategic marketing.

Home stagers provide knowledge of preparation and presentation and they create visual and emotional appeal.

One of the biggest mistakes home sellers make is not realizing that money spent on experienced professionals is a wise investment.