4 BIG Mistakes that Can Prevent the Sale of Your Charlotte Home

4 BIG Mistakes that Can Prevent the Sale of Your Charlotte Home 

Danger | Seller Mistakes Charlotte home sellers makeSelling a house in any market can be tricky but, there are certain mistakes an owner can make that will cause a Charlotte home to sit still without a decent Offer and cause the listing to go stale.  In order to prevent that from happening, make sure you are not making one of the following mistakes when putting your Charlotte property on the market.

1.  Overpricing

While your Charlotte home may hold sentimental value, that value does not translate into dollars. Be realistic about your asking price and know the market.  Look at the list price of similar houses on the market to get a rough idea of what you should ask for your property.  Your real estate agent can also give you their expert opinion based on experience and comparables.

2.  Neglecting Repairs

Glaring problems with a property will cause the buyer to think the Charlotte home was not properly maintained.  While it may cost you money now, repairing things like repairing any wood rot or damage, replacing broken light fixtures, caulking where it is noticeably missing or replacing missing tiles or aged grout can change a buyer’s entire attitude about a property.

3.  Ignoring Curb Appeal

Overgrown and unweeded yards can cause potential buyers to drive right by.  Also, having junk in the front of your house or peeling paint can deter someone from considering the property.  Walk across the street and take a good, critical look at your house — and then make necessary adjustments.

4.  Creating Foul Odors

Odorous foods, pet dander and the smell of smoke can be extremely distasteful to buyers.  Even if you are used to the smell, others entering your house will not be.  Make sure you air out the house, smoke only outdoors, and put away the litter boxes before an open house or showing.

Without even realizing it. homeowners can easily sabotage a potential sale; they can make several mistakes right out of the gate when trying to sell their Charlotte home.  Many of these mistakes can be easily ‘fixed’ or avoided altogether with proper guidance from a professional.  If you’re thinking of selling your Charlotte home, give me a call at (704) 491-3310 or email me at SavvyBroker@me.com for more home seller information and to have the power-marketing team get your Charlotte home SOLD!

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I am a full-time REALTOR® personally specializing in historic homes and luxury home sales in the Charlotte NC real estate market. My team specializes in a variety of areas including first time home buyers, condos and townhomes as well as single family home sales and marketing.   Follow me on Google+

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  1. This is good advice, Debe. Even in a sellers’ market if the above points are not addressed the home will sit on the market.

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