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Seller Mistakes

Avoid these top 4 seller mistakes

It’s no secret that selling can be a stressful process. When it comes to selling Yakima real estate, we are here to make it a little easier on you. Here is a list of some common seller mistakes. Do your best to avoid these and it could give you a leg up and help for a successful sale.

Setting the price too high
A compelling factor for potential buyers is the price of your home. A buyer usually visits multiple homes before making an offer. This means that they are also making comparisons. Pricing your home too high can be just as damaging as pricing too low. Talk to one of our Yakima realtors and they will be able to help work out the best asking price for your home. Check out current Yakima Real Estate Market Trends here.

Bad first impressions
The look and feel of your home makes a big impact on potential buyers. If you don’t make an effort to clean and stage your home, people who are interested in your home could lose interest in the first few minutes. Simple details such as an odd odor or dirty carpets can actually make the difference if your home sells or not.
It may take a little bit of elbow grease on your part, but it’s worthwhile if you want a quick and successful sale.

Here are a few easy steps that will help spiff up your home make it ready to show.

Exterior

Interior

Ignoring the fine print
In the midst of negotiations, it is important to take the contract seriously. You want to protect yourself and make sure that all costs, terms, responsibilities and verbal agreements are included in writing.

Choosing the wrong realtor
You will be spending a lot of time communicating with your realtor, so it’s important that you get along and can put your trust into them. Be sure to ask a lot of questions, and are able to contact them. Does she/he know the local area and the housing market? What are the agent’s marketing strategies? These are all important aspects to consider when deciding on a realtor that is best for you. Get in touch with one of our Yakima realtors today!