Debunking three home-selling myths that could hurt your bottom line.
Are you looking to sell your home this year? It’s still a fantastic market, but that doesn’t mean selling a home for top dollar is easy. Today I want to debunk three home-selling myths so that you can get the most value out of your house:
Myth No. 1: Everything will sell in three days. Our market is absolutely on fire right now, but that doesn’t mean every home will go under contract in three days. The median days on market might currently be four days, but the average is a much more realistic 23 days.
Some homes stay on the market for a long time, some leave the market and come back later, and others sell before they even hit the market. In most cases, you’ll want your home to stay on the market longer than three days anyway so that more buyers have a chance to make an offer.
Myth No. 2: You don’t need to make any upgrades or repairs. In this market, you certainly don’t have to tear up your kitchen or add a new room, but that doesn’t mean you can leave your home as is and get top dollar. If you clean, declutter, and depersonalize, buyers will show their appreciation with their money.
Furthermore, if you insist on selling your house as is, it could raise red flags for buyers. If your home has issues, they’ll be found during the inspection anyway, so take care of them upfront if you want to get the most money possible.
Myth No. 3: You don’t need an agent because homes sell themselves. Sure, buyers will look at your home even if you don’t have an agent. However, will you get to closing? Will you negotiate the best deal possible? The truth is that agents bring a lot to the table: Professional marketing, photography, walk-through expertise, buyer management, contract advice, negotiating skills, and legal protection are just some of the things agents offer our clients.
If you are looking to sell your home in this hot market, please give me a call or send me an email. I’d love to help!