Want to Sell Your House for the Most Money? Be Sure You Don’t Do These 4 Things

For first-time sellers (and sometimes even for veterans), selling a home can be an overwhelming, emotionally draining undertaking. However, if you avoid certain things, you’ll be far more likely to sell your house for the most money in. Skirt the five pitfalls described below, and you just might sell your house for the most money possible and within a reasonable time.

1. Don’t Skimp on Photos

We live in a visual age, and there’s no getting around it. Most home buyers do their shopping online, at least in the early stages. The sad fact is a lot of the photos in online listings are poor quality. If you provide plenty of crisp, quality photos, your house will stand out from the others and will generate more interest. Make sure to take your photos during the day when there’s adequate natural lighting. Also, be sure your numerous photos display your home to its best advantage and highlight it’s selling features.

2. Don’t Sell in Winter

Avoid listing your home in the winter, especially during the holiday season, because this is a painfully slow time for home sales. Obviously, people are busy with social activities, and the cold and dreary weather also drives them indoors. The upshot is that there will be fewer people looking at your home, it will likely take longer to sell it, and there’s a chance you won’t get the price you want.

3. Don’t Get Emotionally Involved

It’s tough to sell and give up a home you’ve been living in for years because you have an undeniable emotional attachment. But you’ve got to let that go.

The trick is to think of yourself now as a business person, a home seller, rather than as a home owner who is selling their home. Try to take a strictly financial view of matters to create distance between you and the home you’ve lived in and made memories in.

Also, try to think about things from the buyer’s perspective. They’re not just buying a piece of property with a structure on it, but a dream and a new life. You’re doing something good for them, which will reduce your own emotional attachment and help you sell your house for what it’s actually worth vs. what your emotions feel it’s worth.

4. Don’t Ask an Unrealistic Price

Certainly, you want to sell your house for the most money, but you also have to be realistic. Simply put, overpriced homes just don’t sell.

A comparable market analysis is key here to avoid egregious overpricing. You can even use your market analysis to underprice your home a bit to generate more interest and multiply offers, which can then (in theory) encourage the many interested buyers to bid up the price.

If you want to sell your house for the most money definitely avoid these 4 things, but keep in mind that there is still a lot more to it. Make sure you don’t get in over your head and avoid seeking the help of the experts. Feel free to reach out to US Direct Home Buyers today and let us help you navigate the next steps in the sell of your home.

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