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What Not to Do When Selling Your Home

Listing you home for sale can be daunting enough. There's the paperwork, the viewing appointments, the negotiating, and finally, the moving. But it you can make the process a little easier on you and your family by avoiding some of these common missteps when selling your home:

#1 Do not leave unfinished work on the home when you put it on the market.

Make sure all repairs are complete. In addition to this, make sure to repaint your walls in a more neutral color, if you have bright vibrant or off the wall colors in your home.

#2 Do not use online sites to estimate the value of your home.

This is a huge step in the process, and it is worth investing a little extra money in. Get a Comparative Market Analysis (CMA) from an agent. You want to ensure that you price the home in range that makes it likely to sell, and to do this, you will want to know what homes similar to yours are selling for in your area.

#3 Do not put your home on the market until you are ready to sell it.

Your purpose main purpose should be to sell your home as quickly as possible with as much profit as possible. If you're not quite sure about whether you actually want to sell, then things won't get any easier when you start receiving offers. This is also why #2 is so important. The professional and objective advice of professionals in the industry, in this case in terms of the pros and cons of selling, can save you a lot of trouble.

#4 Do not leave the home dirty in any way.

Keep the lawn in tip top shape. Trim, weed, and landscape before putting it on the market. Make sure to keep it looking nice the entire time it is on the market. Do not leave an unchanged litter box, dog hair, a filthy aquarium, and the like in the home while showcasing it. Remove all smells related your pets as well. Make sure all dishes are done, the kitchen and bathroom is clean, as well as all other parts of the house.

#5 Do not let the perspective buyers see items of personal interest like bills, letters, and family business lying around.

Keep personal items stashed away, and locked up. It is not necessary to put everything away, because you do want the buyers to see it is a livable home, and what it looks like to be lived in. What you are aiming for is a sense of privacy, after all these are strangers coming into your home.

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