Here are your options for buying a home and selling another at the same time.
When you’re trying to sell your home, it can be stressful to properly prepare it. However, avoiding these six mistakes will make the process a lot smoother:
1. Not picking the right agent. The right agent will answer their phone when you call, be professional, and get back to you in a timely manner. The right agent is going to be honest and straightforward with you regarding the condition of your home and its performance on the market, instead of just agreeing with you or telling you what you want to hear.
2. Overpricing your home. Price is everything when marketing your home. Even a well-priced home with a bad marketing plan will sell.
3. Failing to make simple repairs. If there’s some minor damage around your home that a buyer would spot instantly, repair that damage before listing.
The right agent is going to be honest and straightforward.
4. Neglecting to declutter. Most buyers start their home search online, and if your home’s pictures are showing your clutter instead of all the home’s open space, there’s a good chance buyers won’t even look at it in person.
5. Not allowing adequate home-showing access. I’ve found that if a buyer wants to see a home but the seller tells them to come back another day, about 80% of them never do. Either that, or their agent never reschedules. This is why it’s important that your home is show-ready at all times.
6. Getting overly emotional about your house. I understand if you’re emotionally attached to your house, but when you sell it, you need to think of it as strictly property. So, if you get a lowball offer or a buyer who plans on doing some remodeling, you shouldn’t take it personally as long as you end up getting the price you want.
As always, if you have any questions about this or any other real estate topic, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d be happy to help you.