Welcome to the second installment of How to And How Not to Sell Your Home. Keep reading to find out how you can make your home more marketable!
2. Keep your house in good shape inside and out! The last thing a buyer wants is to buy a house and then spend years and even more money fixing it up. Just because you’re selling doesn’t mean you can let your house go into disrepair. A potential buyer would much rather notice the nice views and expensive wood floors your house boasts than the leaks in the master bedroom and the overgrown lawn filled with weeds, but if the latter is present, the former doesn’t always make up for it. You don’t have to go all out, just keep your house in good shape.
2. Hire the wrong broker. Ideally, a good broker should do 90% of the business. You also want to look for a broker who is enthusiastic about finding you a good buyer. A broker who seems disinterested or who is flaky is not the broker you want to be working with. Ask family or friends for recommendations to help you find the perfect broker. Also, you can always change brokers– just because you initially worked with one doesn’t mean you’re obligated to stick with him/her throughout the whole process.
Good luck and happy selling!