Some seller actions will affect a home sale. Some common seller mistakes when listing Waltham MA properties are more damaging than others. Sellers should avoid the mistakes shown below.
Common Seller Mistakes When Listing Waltham MA Properties
Not Tidying Up
It can be tedious to keep a home presentable for every showing particularly while still living there. It is important to spend time cleaning prior to appointments and open houses. Buyers tend to notice the unclean condition rather than the amenities of a property, so not paying attention to cleaning will make your property less appealing. Buyers also make assumptions about how well a seller cares for a property based on its cleanliness. Cleaning up helps properties sell quicker and for more money.
Inconvenient Viewing Instructions
Requesting too much advanced notice for viewings limits the buyers that can view the property. Another mistake is making it cumbersome for key pickup. When competition is high, people will focus on easy showings. Difficult showing instructions result in fewer opportunities and longer marketing time frames.
Home owners may wish to be present during buyer visits, but this does more damage than good. It can make buyers feel awkward. Additionally, too much conversation with a property owner distracts the attention of visitors away from the house itself. Buyers like to leisurely view a property and to speak openly with one another about what they think. Also, sellers and buyers interacting with each other may cause assumptions about motivation and terms.
Price affects how long a listing may remain on the market and what it may ultimately sell for. Of all the common seller mistakes when listing Waltham MA properties, this one is the worse. It is understandable for sellers to want maximum value from their home. However, this often results in overpricing. Overpriced homes take more time to sell than correctly priced ones. As time passes, the listing grows old and becomes less interesting to buyers. It will usually experience price changes and sell for much less in the end. For this reason, there is traditionally no advantage to overpricing properties. Ask a real estate agent for a comparative market analysis and delay listing your property if the current value is enough.
Some people choose not to hire a real estate broker. Although it is possible, there may be many headaches and costly mistakes committed. Real estate professionals are experienced with listing real estate, acting as an intermediary, negotiating deals, and protecting the interests of sellers. They also understand the market and changes that can effect a listing. This can make a difference, particularly during changing market conditions.
Sellers Play a Critical Role
Sellers play an essential role in the marketing of properties. The common seller mistakes when listing Waltham MA properties above are simply the most typical mistakes. A knowledgeable real estate agent can protect against other selling pitfalls. For more guidance on this and other related topics, contact Darleen Pratt at 617-448-7894 or DPratt@remax.net.