If you are thinking about selling your home, you will often ask friends for their advice. While well meaning, a lot of the advice is inaccurate. What helped sell someone else's home, may not be the magic trick that works for yours. Here are some home sale myths to ignore.
'List Your Home in the Spring'
While spring is definitely an active home buying season, people buy homes year-round.
List your home when it is ready and the time is right for you. There will always be buyers and sellers. In an active market, it may just sell faster.
'Save Money by Paying Less in Commission'
A Realtor's job isn't just putting a For Sale sign in your yard. There is a lot that goes on behind the scenes like marketing your home, negotiating contracts, and navigating a successful closing. A discount broker may not provide you with the same service.
'It's A Sellers Market, So Price High'
While it is a Sellers Market, that doesn't mean that buyers will pay outrageous prices. Home buyers are worried about overpaying, and may just ignore your home if you start too high.
'An Open House Will Sell Your House'
While buyers do come through Open Houses, many times it's curious neighbors. Often times serious buyers are working with agents and will schedule to see homes they like.
'What Will The Market Be Like Next Year'
While research and data go into determining what the market will look like next year, it's still an unknown with several variables. It's like a weather forecast and things can change. If the market is strong and you're ready to sell, list your home.
If you'd like any assistance with selling your home, please give us a call at (414) 861-0387. We will walk through your home and let you know what you need to do to sell it quickly. It's a free service and takes about an hour. We look forward to hearing from you soon!