Selling your home can be tough on the ol’ emotions. There can be plenty of reasons why a person might feel the need to rush to list their homes. Job relocation, financial and family situations; just to name a few. Perhaps you’re just eager to move onward to a new home.
Whatever your reasons, rushing to push to your home on the market can be a big mistake that will provide an emotional and financial roller coaster. While you are ready to move, you may be stuck in limbo while your home continues to not show well.
Preparing your home to be sold takes time. Finding the best Real Estate Agent might take a few meetings and consultations. The first few agents you meet may not have the high energy or affability you were looking for. The agent may have under estimated your home just so that it will sell quickly. That is a big Red Flag.
You will want to stage your home. A few agents hire Home Stagers because they are serious about selling your home. Other agents pride themselves on taking on the staging themselves. Some may just tell you to de-clutter and freshen up. At the very least, you will need to remove some items and probably put some neutral paint up. If you have ever painted a room before, you know it can take a whole day.
Showcase all your home has to offer with some fantastic photos. An iPhone won’t do the trick. Joe Schmo with a fancy camera may take nice looking pictures but for people to want to see you home in person you will want a good online presence. This means making your rooms look big, airy and clean. A Real Estate photographer can provide these photos and a great agent will know this.
All of these things take time. If a person were to rush their home onto the market they may be putting themselves into a frustrating position. Only trust the most experienced and eager professionals when selling your home. They know that when a home is a “rush job” it’s a mess and money is always lost.