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What Not To Do When Selling Your Home


Homeowners looking to place their house on the market face a variety of challenges that could potentially leave their property lingering and depreciating over time. If you want a quick and easy sale, here are some pointers on what not to do when selling your home.


When prospective buyers look around on the market, they’re going to compare prices on the homes that they’re interested in. It’s rare to find someone that’s going to buy an overpriced home right off the bat without any negotiations, so it’s important that you stay away from overpricing your home. It’s understandable that your home carries a certain amount of emotional value but it’s also imperative that you draw a line between that and doing business with someone.

Lack of Preparation

If you’re showcasing your home to someone that’s interested, don’t leave personal photos and memorabilia lying around. People want to envision their belongings and their mementos in a home and by not keeping it clean and free of clutter; it’ll only distract them and divert their interest elsewhere.

Hiding Your Problems

This is one of the biggest mistakes a homeowner can do. Your home’s cracks and problems will only delay the closing transaction and could also significantly reduce the value of your home. If you notice issues with your foundation, roof, pipes, etc. then seek out a professional service to repair them. Or, you can disclose this issue to your prospective buyer and negotiate the price with them. This goes hand-in-hand with pricing your home fairly.

Bio: Kuba Jewgieniew is the head of Realty ONE Group, a premiere real estate brand that has provided ethical, professional and results-driven services to homebuyers and sellers.