Avoid The Most Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home or Land
Here are the most common mistakes Carolina Farms & Estates see people making when selling their property.
Your Land or Home You Are Selling Is Priced Too High
This will certainly turn buyers off, have you frustrated, and you may have to make several contingencies or offer incentives in order to get buyers even interested in making an offer. While you may feel your home or land is special, asking more than the fair market value will usually get you nowhere. The property will sit on the market longer than necessary and will soon get a stigma as if "something must be wrong with it". The simple fact is that there is nothing wrong with the property or the marketing, it is simply priced too high. Starting off with a fair market price is always the best way to hit the market. Buyers do not mind paying for property that is priced fairly.
Your Property Is In Bad Condition
While your home in its current condition may work for you and your family, if there are obvious repairs that need to be made, or it is terribly outdated, fixing these problems will not only make it easier to market your home, but will also increase its value. In most cases this increase will be considerably greater than the money you put into making the changes. If your land needs a "shave and a hair-cut", the time to do it is before you put it on the market for sale. Make sure the buyers can walk or drive the property to see the full potential it has to offer.
Your Land or Home Is Being Marketed Incorrectly and You are Possibly Using the Wrong Agent
When selling your land or home, there are no guarantees that the ultimate buyer will simply walk through the front door or happen-across your land while out for a walk. In many cases you will have to bring your land or home to the buyer. Effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing, and able buyer in the shortest period of time. Tim Helline and Kyle Hoover with Carolina Farms & Estates specializes in land sales and the sale of homes with land. Stacy George and Sarah Helline specialize in typical home sales- whether new or previously owned. We have years of experience in sales, marketing and negotiating. It is extremely important when selling your home or land to find an agent that specializes in what you are selling. You would not go to a brain surgeon to have a pace-maker put in. Both are very qualified physicians, but specialize in different ares. The same goes for Real Estate agents.
By adhering to the advice in these simple tips, you can avoid the biggest mistakes property owners make when selling their properties, and the process will be smoother and more profitable in the long run.
If you are thinking of selling your land or home, give Carolina Farms and Estates a call at 803-324-0803. We will connect you with the correct agent that specializes in the property that you are trying to sell. Our agents will guide you in the pricing of your property, and will market the property to the correct buyers.