Tuesday, 27 November 2018

5 Mistakes You Don't Want To Make When Selling Your Home

We all know moving home is a stressful time but so is selling your home. You have to get your house ready to sell,  sort out a valuation and put it on the market. There are so many mistakes you can make, and each one could lead you to not selling your home.  So here are 5 mistakes you don't want to make. Good luck with selling your home!

Asking too much 


There are a number of things you can do to ensure your house is priced correctly for the market. Some of these are checking how much similar houses in your street sold for, looking for current houses on sale in your street for a comparison and tracking house price trends nationally. If you are using an estate agent to put your home on the market, they can help and advise you to the price, taking into account their experience in the area. It's important to price your house realistically to sell your house fast. 

Neglecting repairs

People want to pay the lowest price when they are looking for a home to buy. Ensuring your home is not neglected and is safe is important to get the best price possible price, so don't neglect repairs. Whether that is broken tiles, misted double glazing or even peeling wallpaper. If you are on a limited budget get the repairs done that affects safety first, then get the cheapest that can affect the look of the property. It's never good to neglect any problems with your property anyway.

Not staging your home 


Staging your home is a skill that can earn you money. At the very least you should ensure it is spotlessly clean, decluttered and tidy. A lick of paint can make everything look fresh as well, and if you are doing this neutral colours work best. Why not try the well known but clever idea of baking some bread or brewing some coffee, to make your home smell inviting? The trick to staging your home is making it look the very best whilst still making it looked lived in. You can even pay someone to stage your home for you if you have the money. 

Staying emotionally attached

When you get to the stage of putting your house on the market you need to emotionally detach yourself from your home. Removing personal items from show like photos can help. It also allows your viewers to see themselves in the space too. When people come to look at your home, don't feel upset if they make comments about it, they have no history there like you do. You have to think objectively about your home's strengths and weaknesses and see it from the viewers perspective. 

Not saving enough

When you sell your home you hope it will make you money but selling your home costs money too, so ensure you have a pot of money set aside to sell your home before the process starts.  Repairs to your home cost, paint and wallpaper costs if you are going to spruce up your home, as well as paying someone to stage your home if you go down that route. Estate agents fees can be anything from 1 to 3 per cent for example. This is before moving costs. So be sure to have a pot of money saved before you sell your home. 

So these are 5 mistakes you don't want to make when selling your home. Do you have any tips?

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12 comments

  1. It's so interesting! We moved into our house now from renting, so haven't sold a house yet. It's such a game at times, but worth playing if it makes you more money!

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  2. These points are all common sense, yet so many people don't follow. It's a tough housing market at the moment and so stressful. Following these points gives people the best chance.

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  3. It is a long time since we sold a house. Luckily our estate agent knew someone who wanted to buy it so we were able to sell very quickly. But I am not looking forward to the next time. Good advice.

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  4. Fab advice here! It can be so difficult selling your home, its important not to fall into these traps!

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  5. I've moved house so many times as an adult and it is so stressful! Saving money is a definite must!

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  6. Good tips. You are right about staging your home, as you need to set the scene for potential buyers xx

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  7. I love your tips here. Neglecting repairs is one way not to sell your home.

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    1. People will bargain you down if they see any problems.

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