Ways Homeowners Can Unintentionally Sabotage Their Austin Home Sale

Posted by Kent Redding on Thursday, February 4th, 2016 at 5:24pm

Did you know that if you own a home and are planning on selling it you can easily sabotage your Austin Home for Sale without even knowing it?

In today’s post we will cover the top mistakes anyone can make when selling Austin homes For Sale so you know what to be on the lookout for if you plan on listing your property for sale in the coming months.

Not Working With Your Real Estate Agent

When you hire a Realtor® to list and show your Austin Real Estate it’s important to remember that part of the reason why you hired them is to sell your home and if they are not able to do that you’ve defeated the purpose for hiring them in the first place.

Your job as a client is to be ready to show your home when your agent calls with a potential buyer because if the home is unavailable for showing you can expect your agent to take their buyer to other Austin Homes for Sale.

Leaving Your Home A MESS

This item is number two on our list of the top ways a homeowner can sabotage the sale of their Austin Real Estate because a messy home can literally paint negative pictures in a buyers mind and cause them to think “what else is wrong with this home”?

Long before your Realtor® calls you with the first buyer to view your home you should spend at least one weekend cleaning it thoroughly.

If you’re too busy or unable to get all of the cleaning done yourself it’s best to hire a professional cleaning company to do the hard work for you because, hiring a cleaning professional means they will clean areas of your home you may forget about and this will insure that your house will literally shine and stand out compared to another Austin Home For Sale.

Not Making Repairs to Your Home

Remember that when you hire a Realtor® to list your home on the MLS along with other Austin TX Homes for Sale your goal should be to have your home 100% ready to go but there may be some parts which need to be repaired before your agent can start showing it.

When your Realtor® makes recommendations or tells you which parts of your home are in need of repair you should take action and make those repairs immediately since buyers will always submit a lower offer on a home if it’s in need of work and you will lose money.

Getting Emotional During Negotiations

Last of all, but most important, never get emotional during negotiations because, this will only hurt the sale of your home.

When your home is listed for sale on the Multiple Listing Service along with other Austin Homes for Sale it’s important to remember that there will be some buyers who will submit low offers because it’s in their nature to do that even though they really like your home.

If you do receive a low ball offer for your Austin Real Estate it’s best to remember that you can’t take it personal and be prepared to keep negotiating or else you will lose a buyer and ultimately sell your home for less than what it’s worth.

List Your Austin Home for Sale Wth Us

To get started with selling your Austin Texas Home contact the Kent Redding Group today by calling us at (512) 306-1001 or click here to connect with us online. 

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