Mistakes to Avoid when Selling Your Home – Denver Real Estate Market

by | Jul 30, 2014 | Blog, Denver Real Estate Market, Selling a Home, Working with Real Estate Agents

Selling a HomeThe longer your home stays on the Denver real estate market, the more the listing gets “stale” and is apt to be overlooked by potential buyers. Avoiding these simple mistakes can land you a quick sale and ensure that you get the best possible return on your investment.

Pricing Emotionally

One of the most costly mistakes homeowners make is pricing their property at what they think it is worth rather than what it will sell for. Your real estate agent knows comparables, has access to citywide data, and can put their finger on the pulse of the Denver real estate market. They will find the “sweet spot” that draws people in and gets your house under contract as soon as possible.

Ignoring Curb Appeal

In a buyer’s market, it can pay to make your home “move in ready” by attending even to cosmetic repairs. In a seller’s market, buyers are simply looking for a house in the right neighborhood and at a competitive price, and you can lose money by attending to every detail.

Improving curb appeal is a strategy that works in every market, because an immaculate approach — with trimmed shrubbery and balanced design features — draws in the most potential buyers.

Not Listening to Your Real Estate Agent

Your agent is a professional who understands the local market, national trends, and the psychology of selling a home. Yet rather than listen to their expert advice, many homeowners are swayed by the words of friends and family when they make this big decision. Listening to your agent and having faith in their professional judgment will make the process of selling your home run more smoothly and be far less stressful.

Get more tips on selling your home at RE/MAX of Cherry Creek’s blog.

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