Selling your home can be surprisingly time-consuming and emotionally challenging especially if you’ve never done it before. At times, it may feel like an invasion of privacy because strangers will come into your home and poke around your closets and cabinets. They will criticize a place that has probably become more than just four walls and a roof to you, and, to top it all off, they will offer you less money than you think your home is worth.
With no experience and a complex, emotional transaction on your hands, it’s easy for first-time home sellers to make lots of mistakes. But with a little know-how, you can avoid many of these pitfalls altogether. Read on to find out how you can get the highest possible price for your home within a reasonable timeframe—without losing your mind.
Keep your emotions in check and stay focused on the business aspect of selling your home.
Hiring an agent may cost more in commission, but it can take a lot of the guesswork out of selling.
If you decide to sell on your own, set a reasonable sale price and keep the time of year in mind.
Prepare for the sale, don’t skimp on the visuals in your listing, and disclose any issues with the property.