3 Simple Mistakes To Avoid When Selling Your Home

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If you’re thinking about selling your home, here are three key mistakes that can impact the sale price, the “days on market” of your property and your overall Real Estate experience. If you avoid these mistakes, you’ll have a better chance of selling your home quickly at an agreeable price. 

You Decided To Skip Staging:

We all know how important it is to make a great first impression! A well-staged home will typically have a better chance of selling at a higher price than one that hasn’t been staged. One major outcome of staging is it will de-personalized your home, which can help the buyer envision the home as theirs. This can be a great way to help them visualize themselves living there. Staging can also help highlight your home’s best qualities and unique features.

According to the National Association of REALTORS®, for every $100 invested in staging your home, the potential return is $400. Staging is a small investment that will usually lead to a great return!

You Didn’t Have A Plan:

If you’re also planning on buying a new home after selling your property, make sure you have a plan! In a fast paced market, you need to be prepared to move quickly. When the market is hot, it’s very possible that your home could sell within a few days of being listed on the MLS®. The fast paced nature of the market can sometimes surprise homeowners.

If you don’t get pre-approved for mortgage financing, you may not be able to move quickly enough when the right property comes along. It’s also a good idea to make a list of your wants and needs for your new home. Your home buying experience will go much smoother if you go into it with a plan and realistic expectations.

You Decided To Skip Painting

One of the best things you can do to sell your home quickly and for the highest price, is to paint it! Not just adding a fresh coat, which is important, but to paint your home with neutral colours. By painting your walls with neutral greys, whites, and beiges – you allow a clean slate from which the buyers can imagine their furniture, decor, and ultimately, their life in this house. 

Lighter paint colours also have the effect of making a space feel brighter and more spacious. It’s definitely worth the small investment!

When you work with the Kim Phillips Real Estate Team you not only get the benefit of 20+ years of experience in the Cloverdale, Surrey and Langley Real Estate Markets, you get a dedicated team of professionals who are excited to guide you through your Real Estate journey. 

Your home is one of your most valuable assets and hiring the right Real Estate team makes a huge difference. With in-depth market expertise, expert negotiation skills and excellent communication skills, our team will assure you that your Real Estate transaction is in good hands.

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