In today’s article we will cover some of the most common ways sellers can sabotage the sale of their homes when their agents list them on the market with other Portland homes for sale.
#1 – Hiding Problems from Buyers
One of the biggest “no-no’s” that you can make when listing you Portland Real Estate for sale is hiding issues from potential home buyers.
Besides just being bad business, this is also an excellent way for you to find yourself in a lawsuit. If you fail to disclose problems with your house to a buyer who decided to purchase your Portland Homes For Sale they can sue you for misrepresentation or fraud.
A good “rule of thumb” to remember when listing your Portland Homes for sale is that it’s better be up front and honest with buyers in the beginning to avoid problems or a lawsuit.
#2 – Selling Your Portland Real Estate Yourself
There may be tons of resources online for you to sell your home without the help of a Realtor® but the REALITY is that less than 5% of homeowners actually succeed with a FSBO (For Sale By Owner) thanks to all of the tasks involved with selling a home.
By hiring a Real Estate Agent you will receive BETTER results since you won’t be spending your hard earned time and money doing all of the work by yourself. You will also get much more exposure to potential buyers.
#3 – Failing To Clean and De-clutter Your Home
One of the top mistakes you can easily make when selling your Portland Real Estate is failing to clean and de-clutter your home.
When a Realtor® arrives with a buyer to view your home, they will have shown the buyer other Portland Homes for Sale and both the agent and your buyer will EXPECT your home to have the same high qualities of other homes for sale in the area. It may be hard for a buyer to visualize the home without the clutter and have an idea of the space of each room.
Once you have de-cluttered, it is time to clean. When cleaning your home, you should consider hiriing a professional cleaning company as it will ensure that every part of your home is clean and ready for buyers to view.
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