If you are getting ready to sell your house, you are probably hoping that your house will sell for a good amount and that it will sell fast. The longer the house sits on the market, the more money you lose, which is why you need to do everything you can to make a good first impression with your home. Here are some mistakes that people make when selling their house that you should try to avoid.
1. Keeping Too Much Stuff In The House
You might be a collector of things and like your house to be full of stuff. However, when showing your house, you need to get as much stuff out of your house as possible. This is especially true for your closets. Your closest should never be filled to capacity when you are showing your house. If the buyer sees that it looks like you can hardly fit your things in the house, it will make the house feel smaller and like it is hard to live in. Even though it may be that you have more stuff than the normal person, it will give off the appearance as not being big enough.
This is why you need to go through all of your rooms and closets and take out things so that you are only filled to about half to three-quarter capacity. This will make the house look more spacious.
2. Keeping Pictures of Your Family or of Your Interests Up
You need the buyer to envision themselves living in your house. If they walk into your house and it looks too specific to you, it will be hard for them to see it for what it could be. For instance, if you are highly religious and have multiple decorations and artwork of religious themes throughout the house, perhaps you should take them down and replace them with landscape pictures. You should also remove pictures of your family for the most part. You can leave up a couple things, but as a general rule, you should make the house look as generic as possible. This will improve your chances of selling the home.
3. Not Using A Realtor
Lastly, you should always hire a realtor, like Mary Couser: Galbreath Realtors, to help you sell your house. They understand what it takes to sell a house, and they can help you get your house ready. The amount that you pay in commission to the realtor will be nothing to the amount that you could lose if the house stays on the market too long, or if you can't get an offer that reflects what the house is worth.