Common Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your Home

Selling your home can be a daunting task, but I’m here to help you avoid some common mistakes that could potentially cost you time and money.

1. Overpricing

One of the biggest mistakes sellers make is pricing their home based on emotions rather than market data. While you may have invested in upgrades and improvements, not every single one will give you a 100% return on investment. According to a study by the National Association of Realtors, homes priced more than 10% above market value typically take longer to sell and often require price reductions. Have proper expectations and let facts be your guide when determining your home’s listing price.

2. Neglecting Repairs

A well-maintained home sells faster and for a better price. Before listing your property, take the time to tackle that “honey-do list” and address any outstanding repairs or maintenance issues. A study by HomeAdvisor found that homes with no major repairs needed sold for an average of $11,000 more than those with significant repair requirements. This will help your home make a better impression on potential buyers.

3. Ignoring Curb Appeal

First impressions matter, both in person and online! Typically, the front of your home will be the feature image of your listing, so you want to have it looking its absolute best to catch the eyes of buyers scrolling through online. Invest in landscaping, fresh paint, and other exterior improvements to boost your home’s curb appeal. A study by the National Association of Realtors found that 97% of buyers use the internet to search for homes, making your home’s online presence crucial.

4. Not Staging

A staged home is more appealing to buyers because it helps them envision themselves living in the space. At ONE Florida Group, we offer professional staging at no cost to you, ensuring your home looks its best for potential buyers. According to a survey by the International Association of Home Staging Professionals, staged homes spend 73% less time on the market compared to non-staged properties.

5. Choosing the Wrong Agent

You need an experienced professional on your side when selling your home. Homes do not sell themselves, and there is a lot of strategy and contractual knowledge necessary to get the job done properly. If you make the mistake of choosing the wrong agent, you may be left frustrated throughout the term of your contract. Our clients, John and Sarah, shared their experience: “Working with Amy and the O.N.E. Florida Group was the best decision we made when selling our home. Their expertise and guidance made the process smooth and stress-free.”

If you’re planning to sell your home in Northeast Florida, our team at O.N.E. Florida Group is here to help you avoid these common mistakes and achieve a successful sale. For more helpful tips, I am just an email, call, or text away!

Amy Howell (Owner)
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Seller’s Checklist

  • Determine a competitive listing price based on market data
  • Complete necessary repairs and maintenance
  • Enhance curb appeal with landscaping and exterior improvements
  • Stage your home to appeal to potential buyers
  • Choose an experienced and reputable real estate agent

Why Choose O.N.E. Florida Group?

At O.N.E. Florida Group, we offer a range of unique benefits and services to help you successfully sell your home, including:

  • Complimentary professional staging
  • Experienced and knowledgeable agents
  • Comprehensive marketing strategies
  • Personalized guidance throughout the selling process