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Common Home Selling Mistakes to Avoid

Is it time to put your Red Deer real estate on the market? You are probably experiencing a bit of seller’s anxiety in anticipation of placing your home. Naturally, you want your home to show well and bring in great offers. There are several steps that you can take to propel your home to its top potential, such as upgrades, repairs and interior staging, but simple mistakes can take those actions and your home into an undesirable piece of property. 

After an extended period on the market, many homeowners become frustrated, unaware that they are making common selling mistakes that are turning potential buyers away from their otherwise great home. Before you place your property on the market, learn these mistakes and try not to make them yourself. 


Bad Pricing

One of the quickest ways to turn away a home buyer is to place your property on the market for a bad price. What constitutes as “bad” could be in either direction, low or high. Too low and the buyer might question your intentions and the quality of the home. Too high and potential buyers might not waste their time seeing your home at all. Do your research before putting the house up for sale and make sure that you are pricing competitively. View other local listings and homes in your neighborhood and see what they are selling at, then place your home at a comparable number that also reflects its true value. 


Poor Showing

A home showing can make or break a home sale, even if the house is well-staged. Be professional when selling your home. Remove any pets and try to only schedule showings when the children will be away from the house. Have everything put away, clutter removed and be sure to clean all rooms before inviting potential buyers in to see the home. 


Inadequate Advertisement

To sell your home quickly, it is necessary to get the word out and advertise your home. There are an abundance of free methods, such as internet marketing sites, that are great for drawing in potential buyers. One of the best ways to advertise your home is to go through a real estate agency. These professionals can help you every step of the way and bring clients to your home, maximizing your tours and grabbing the best offers. 

In the internet age, it is vital to keep ads short, sweet and appealing. Provide ample photos, and consider giving a short video tour of the home. Ads with videos tend to get more attention than any others. Just make sure it is no longer than 3 to 5 minutes, or you may lose the viewer’s attention.

For more information on selling your Red Deer real estate this season, contact a professional at Benedict Devlin Real Estate Services. Selling your home is simple when you have a great team of professionals to give you the support that you need to get the job done. 

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