Are you trying to sell your home in Walnut Creek, CA by yourself? Have you failed? Maybe you’ve attempted to sell your own home in the past. The thing is, there are certain things DIYers do that sink their attempt to sell their homes. So, what are they?
Well, lowering the price too soon is one. People who sell their homes themselves often put a price on it and when week two rolls around without any bites, they lower the price. For those of us seasoned in the industry, this move reflects two things- one, something is wrong with the home or two, someone is selling their home themselves and the price will continue to drop. There is a time to drop pricing on a home, which is why real estate agent and broker opinions and services are worth the commission.
Another reason is performing a deep clean on walls, floors, etc. if you pets. Most of us with pets really do go nose blind to the odor. Someone may be interested in your home but have a disinterest in pets. The best thing you can do to avoid this fail is to freshly paint the walls and really deep clean every single nook and cranny to get embedded pet odors removed from your home.
And finally, look at your photos. A picture is really worth a thousand words. If you don’t have lights on in your photos, or there is dirty laundry in the background, it really does impact how your house is perceived before anyone steps foot in it. Take pride in your pictures and have a pro come in and help, if possible.
Remember, lowering the price too soon, pet odor, and bad pictures can set you on a course to fail at selling your home. And, as always, the best thing you can do to avoid these possible pitfalls is to hire the help of a real estate agent or broker.