Don't Make These 5 Mistakes When Trying to Sell

Posted by Steph Kaye on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at 1:42pm.

We've talked about ways you can add value to your home before selling, but are there things you are overlooking? Let's take a look at these five factors that might decrease curb-appeal.

1. The Exterior Looks Unappleaing: A quick fix for this problem is a fresh coat of paint and a bit of new landscaping. Make sure that buyers see you with your best foot forward.

2. The Kitchen and Bath are Outdated: These rooms are used each day by homeowners. Consider fresh paint and new fixtures for a cheap update that really changes the look.

3. Specific Decor and Renovations: This might seem unusual at first, but a buyer likes to imagine themselves in a home. If your decor and renovations are too specific to your own taste, it may be a turn off potential buyers.

4. Cleanliness Isn't Up to Par: Yes, you are moving soon (hopefully!), but leaving the housework to the next owner isn't going to get you out quickly. Polish, shine, stain remove, deodorize, and anything else you can think of. The work will be worth it when the offers come in.

5. There is Wasted Space: If a potential buyer walks into your home and sees rooms unused or used for unconventional purposes, they may have a hard time picturing themselves in the space. Consider setting the stage so home seekers can truly imagine themselves living in the home.

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