When a homeowner makes the decision to take their life in a new direction and sell their home, it isn’t always easy. Selling a house can be complicated not only because many people have emotional attachments to their homes, but also because they may make mistakes that can slow down the entire process or make it more difficult. Below are just a few of the most common errors that first-time, or even experienced home sellers run into.
When you plan to sell your home, it is important that you consult with an experienced real estate attorney who can assist you throughout the legalities of the process that a real estate agent may overlook. It is especially important to have strong legal representation during this matter when you are listing the home as for sale by owner. It is also important that you properly market your home. Make sure you are listing it for a realistic price. You can’t list the home based on how much you love it or the value it has to you. This doesn’t matter to potential buyers. Look at comparable homes in your neighborhood and see how much they sold for in recent years. When you list your home, make sure you take a lot of photos for potential buyers to look at online.
It is important that homeowners interested in selling their home fix minor issues to make it more appealing to buyers. If there is a major issue with the house, either fix it or be upfront with buyers about it. Don’t try to hide it because that may come back to bite you later.
If you require experienced legal representation for any of your real estate, bankruptcy or family law matters, contact the Mark Scollar Law Office today to schedule a consultation.