DIY Home Selling: What Can Go Wrong?

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Jan,21 2020
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Selling a real estate property is the biggest transaction most people take part in their lives, and it is the most exciting one as well especially if you sell your house without an agent. Messing up anything in the home-selling process can cost you a ton of money. By not properly planning the home selling process and following the necessary real estate tips, home sellers risk losing thousands. Half the battle of home selling is won if you can anticipate the problems before they come up. Here at Minus The Agent we are here to take the stress out of this process and provide you everything you need to ensure a smooth process when selling your own home.

Here’s a list of mistakes that you can avoid to expand your chances of a quick and painless DIY home sale:

Don’t price the property irrationally

If you are selling your home, don’t make the mistake of thinking that your home is worth more than it really is. Setting a realistic price point is the most important thing. It’s all about hitting that sweet spot between asking for too much money or too little. If you are not able to hit that sweet spot, you will either end up with less money or having your home sit on the market for too long. To make sure that the price point that you’ve set for your home is fair, you should study the market trends and prices of the properties around you in your neighborhood. Alternatively get in touch with one of our friendly team available via live chat, email or phone and receive a complimentary suburb/market report for your area.

Don’t neglect preparing the house

Buyers expect the condition of your home to match the description and photos. Prioritise the most glaring issues that are likely to turn up during home inspections. Get real estate tips online on home improvements, make the necessary repairs, light the house properly, de-clutter every room, touch-up or repaint the rooms if necessary so that when the potential buyers come to visit your open-house, they can make a proper decision.

Don’t neglect advertising

Unfortunately, sticking a ‘for sale’ sign in your yard and hoping for the best is not enough anymore. However with Minus The Agent and their For Sale By Owner techniques you can be sure that selling your house without an agent can get you the exact same exposure online at just a fraction of the cost. Most home buyers search for properties online nowadays so advertising your home online is really important. Listings on Australia’s top property websites including realestate.com.au and domain.com.au are vital and you can rest assured knowing with Minus The Agent you remain listed until sold on all top sites! With packages including online advertising, social media advertising, professional brochures, professional for sale boards, professional photography and much more, Minus The Agent has every tool and trick you need to ensure the process of selling your own home is a simple one.

Don’t neglect staging

Some sellers refuse to stage their homes during the sales process leaving their personal effects around like too many photos on the wall, trinkets on the shelves, toys on the floor, etc. This prevents the potential buyer from imagining them making the place their own someday. On the other hand, leaving the house empty makes the potential buyer feel the same way: empty. There are a number of home-staging tips and real estate tips available on the internet that you can make use of to make sure that your house is properly staged every time the potential buyers come to visit.

Don’t neglect the curb appeal

Seeing a house for the first time is like going on a first date – appearance matters. The first impression that the potential buyer will form is from its curb appeal. It’s the first thing that the potential buyers notice while visiting the house. So mulch the flower beds, trim the trees, trim and edge your yard and get it in the most immaculate condition to spruce up your curb appeal. Power-wash your walkways and driveways and remove any mud dauber or bird/wasp nests from above your door.

Take a look at our range of different DIY Home selling options available. Fell free to ask the team at Minus The Agent any questions you may have and find out just how easy Selling Your Home Without an Agent can be!

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