Whether or not the market is in your favor, you may be self-sabotaging your home sale if youâ€™re making some common mistakes. Simple errors can engage you in a real estate catch-22: wanting to sell your home, but making it difficult to do so. In order to save you from preventing the sale of your own home, hereâ€™s a list of four obstacles that may be in your way â€“ and how to push them out of your path:
1. A Cluttered Home
Any potential home buyer wants to see his future space as a clean canvas, full of furniture and simple dĂ©cor, but not muddled by all your worldly possessions piled on the floor. Make sure you do adequate cleaning, and to eliminate any extra clutter you want to keep, consider a self-storage unit. Companies, such as StorageMart, often have customers renting storage units to clear out clutter while their home is on the market.
2. Hanging Out at Home
Although you may be eager to see and hear the goings-on during showings and open houses at your own home â€“ and simultaneously donâ€™t want to have your regular at-home routine disrupted â€“ you are standing in the way of your homeâ€™s sale if you stick around too much. It can be uncomfortable and awkward for potential buyers to view your space under your watchful eye. They wonâ€™t make honest comments about their feelings about your house, and their feelings themselves may be altered by your presence â€“ and not in a good way. Take a step back and let your real estate agent do the work as you walk away for a short time.