Emotional Mistakes When Selling Your Home

Just as buying a home is an emotional process so too is selling a home.

The greatest hindrance to selling a home can be a seller who is controlled by their emotions! Selling your home should be viewed and handled primarily as a business transaction but home sellers who allow emotions and sentimental attachments to overtake them during the sale risk making hasty, poor decisions!

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Here are a few common emotional mistakes when selling your home and how to avoid them.

Overpricing your home

One of the biggest mistakes when selling your home is overpricing it. Getting top dollar is every home sellers dream however it is unrealistic to think that home buyers should pay a premium for features that are only valuable to you! Pricing a home to sell is an art. Part of the market value is based on comparable sales, but other factors to consider include market movement, demand, your home’s location and its condition. The average buyer sees 10-15 homes before they purchase, so why not make sure you’re one of them! Buyers agents are going to show similar homes that are priced more attractively and as a result, your listing will most likely be passed over!

Being present for showings

There are legitimate reasons why a seller may want to be home during showings however buyers need to feel as comfortable as possible when looking at potential homes! It’s a big investment and they should feel welcome to open closets, look in cabinets and yes, speak openly with their agent. A seller may experience hurt feelings from questions or comments made by potential buyers or buyers might not give your home a fair chance as they are not able to feel comfortable with you in it!

Not hiring a real estate agent

Yes, selling your home with a real estate agent means paying commission, however, trying to sell your home on your own is ill-advised. I work in real estate 7 days a week, 365 days a year and I am up to date with our ever-changing marketplace. I provide marketing campaigns incorporating traditional and internet marketing, social media and the most up-to-date technology to expose your property to as many buyers as possible. Along with my expert negotiating and networking capabilities I also have access to the best stagers, tradespeople and printers in the city! Working with a real estate professional is truly an invaluable tool in reaching the dream of getting top dollar for your home!

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