3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

Posted on Thursday, March 17th, 2016 at 2:46pm.

3 Biggest Home Seller Mistakes

Spring is here, and Austin is red hot for home sales! To ensure a successful sale of your Austin home, it's important to start the process right at the beginning to achieve the best outcome. Making the wrong choices can negatively affect your home sale from the start. If you're planning to sell your Austin area home, be sure to avoid making these big mistakes:

Overpricing Your Home- Pricing your home correctly from the start is the key to selling your home quickly with the best outcome. Even in a competitive market like Austin's, buyers will pass over a home they see as overpriced, leaving the listing to sit on the market. Sellers tend to overprice their home when they overestimate its value. Avoid this trap by having your Realtor perform a comparable market analysis of your home. By comparing your home and its features to other similar homes that are for sale or have sold in your area, you can accurately price your home to attract the most attention from buyers. Check out our best tips for pricing your home to sell.

Failing to Stage Your Home- When your home goes on the market, its important for buyers to see it in the best shape possible. Lack of curb appeal, clutter, and items in disrepair can be an immediate turn-off to buyers who tour your home. Take some time to spruce up all the spaces in your home, especially the kitchen, master bedroom, and bathrooms. A fresh coat of paint and quick mow of the grass can do wonders for your home's appearance. Talk to your Realtor before making any big changes to your home, like remodeling a bathroom or adding a deck, since these may alter the value of your home. Get your home ready for listing photos and showings with our tips.

Inadequate Marketing- In a hot seller's market like Austin's, it's not enough to simply stick a "For Sale" sign in your yard and hope buyers will stop by. The importance of marketing your home cannot be understated. More than 90% of buyers begin their home search online, so it's important to ensure your home is accurately represented across the Internet with stunning listing photos. Don't discount the effectiveness of traditional marketing techniques, like professional flyers and open houses, to spread the word about your listing. Be sure to work with a Realtor with a solid marketing plan to gain the most exposure for your listing.

At Reilly Realtors, our goal is to help you sell your home quickly and for the best price possible. The spring home selling season is in full swing, and our expert agents would love to help you make the most of this hot Austin market. Contact us today to start working with one of our agents to sell your home!

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