Here are three common seller missteps you should try to avoid.
After speaking with some recent clients, I’ve noticed a few common selling mistakes. Today, I want to go over these missteps, so you can avoid them and get top dollar for your home.
1. Hiring an agent that doesn’t understand your needs. This sounds basic, but there are a lot of agents in this market who provide a one-size-fits-all approach to their sellers. For example, I’ve seen some agents recommend every seller underprice their home to bring in multiple offers. This could work for certain clients, but it’s not necessarily the right choice for you. I recommend you interview a few agents, so you can find one who understands your goals.
2. Getting caught up on title issues. First off, you should have a trust. It helps you avoid probate, which is a whole other topic I won’t get started on here. Recently, I had a client take their home out of a trust before selling their home. When one of the homeowners unfortunately died, it created a ton of issues and delays. Even if you think you have your title all squared away, please reach out. I can check your trust and make sure you don’t have any issues free of charge.
3. Trying to time the market. I’ve talked to some clients recently who want to wait for the “good” spring months to sell their homes. Considering how hot our current market is, this just doesn’t make sense. You can get a great deal on your home right now, no need to wait. Depending on your goals and needs, it may make sense to wait, but there’s no way to be sure until you talk to a trusted agent.
At the end of the day, no two sellers are alike. If you talk to the right agent, they’ll make sure they tailor your strategy to fit your goals. If you have any questions about today’s topic or anything else, please call or email me. I am always willing to help.