5 home selling mistakes you should avoid in the San Francisco Bay Area Market!
Today’s video covers 5 mistakes you should avoid when selling your home:
1. Setting an unrealistic price.
The price you want and what the market will pay can be two very different things. Pricing the home just right is a science we Realtors have down! Pricing your home too low can cost you money and pricing your home too high can deter potential buyers. Let us explain the perfect pricing and marketing plan that is sure to get you the most for your home in the Bay Area and beyond!
2. Only considering the highest offer.
Don’t get me wrong, the highest offer can be exciting, but it doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the best offer! Some offers may come in with contingencies, which are conditions that must be met in order for the sale to close and those contingencies can actually backfire on you. So you really should consider not the highest offer, but the best overall offer. In the Tri-Valley you hear this cliche all the time, “send your highest and best”. Now you know why!
3. Ignoring major repairs and making costly renovations.
Remodeling to add value is nice, but you won’t necessarily recoup all the money you poured into it. Instead focus on maintenance and repairs of obvious items that are likely to be found in a home inspection. A clean home inspection report, is very desirable!
4. Not preparing your home for sale.
You don’t just say, “I think I’m going to sell my home” and then list it. You need to prep, and that’s where I come in! I have a whole checklist and a team of resources to share. I’ll take care of it for you. Whether you’re in the East Bay, South bay, North Bay or beyond… I can help you prepare and get the most for your investment. Knowing the areas areas are also important. Rules and regulations can change from one city to the next. So whether you’re in Livermore, Danville, Pleasanton, Fremont, San Jose, Oakland, Walnut Creek or anywhere, I’ve got your covered!!
5. Limiting showings
I get it, life is busy, but you have to make your home available for showings. If buyers (and agents) can’t easily show your home, then you’re definitely going to lose potential buyers! Few things are more annoying for a buyer than not being able to easily see a home they may want to make an offer on.
So there you have it. Make sure you avoid making these 5 home selling mistakes. If you’re thinking of selling your home and you’re curious what it might be worth, or what you might need to do to prepare, reach out. I’m here to guide you.