Selling your home is one of the most important financial decisions you can make, and even small mistakes can dramatically affect your bottom line. Understanding these and how to avoid them will ultimately allow you to make the most amount of money from your home!
Improper preparation: Some sellers put their home on the market without properly preparing the home first. This is fine if you’re looking for a quick sale or willing to accept less than the highest value potential for your home. I take the time to coach you on how to maximize the potential value in the eyes of the buying public, and guide you through how to present your home in the best light possible. Coupled with outrageous professional photography, you are able to make the biggest splash when hitting the market. Give me a call to get your free consultation started.
Inaccurate pricing: Making the mistake of pricing your home too high is obvious, but believe it or not, some sellers are also pricing too low. There is a proven method to determine the specific point at which to price a home in order to receive maximum value. Let’s review the market conditions and establish your “Goldilocks” price.
Hiring an inexperienced realtor: All realtors are not created equal. Recently there has been a flood of newbie agents who are learning valuable lessons at your expense. When you interview a realtor, ask how long they’ve been in business and how many homes they’ve sold. I’ve been practicing real estate since 2004 and have sold hundreds and hundreds of homes and because of this, I’ve established an arsenal of strategies and tactics to save you thousands of dollars.
Accepting an offer too soon: The biggest mistake I see sellers make most often is accepting an offer too soon. An offer to purchase comes with strict timeframes and deadlines, but there are plenty of ways to buy time in order to maximize competition, and thus a better price…and of course there are right and wrong ways to accomplish this. Call me, let’s talk strategy!
Overpaying commission: Don’t let anyone tell you there’s a “standard commission” to sell your home. Real estate commissions have always been and will always be negotiable. I offer flexible and creative commission structures to save you money, and even offer considerations for Military Vets & Senior Citizens!
Call me, text me, email me, and let’s talk about your home. I’m not a slick or pushy salesman, just a nice guy who knows a thing or two about selling real estate in Southeast Wisconsin!
Ben Mullikin, Broker/Owner of M3 Realty
414.305.5863 | firstname.lastname@example.org