Top 10 Home Selling Mistakes

The Hamre Team sells “Lifestyle” and their strong Team understands what motivates home buyers. They are known for having the showcase style listings and they feature their listings to look like model homes.

“Buyers want a wish list; not a to-do list.”

  1. Selling their house Private. – Loss of time on the market with minimal and unprofessional exposure.
  2. Neglect repairs/maintenance – 47% of buyers said that the need for major renovations would negatively influence their buying decision.
  3. Refusing to depersonalize – Buyers will feel emotionally disconnected by personal effects and religious items.
  4. Odours – First impressions matter. Cooking and Pet odours can turn a buyer off immediately.
  5. Home vs. House – Emotions – A Decorated home is different than a Staged home. Knowing the difference will result in higher sales price and less time on the market.
  6. Cleanliness - Make it "Q-Tip" clean.
  7. Room Function – Setting up a room as it is meant to be, making it easy for buyers to visualize.
  8. Refusal to Repair, Remodel, $$$ - Not investing in repairs and cosmetic fixes will result in larger price deductions and a longer time on the market.
  9. Ignoring Professional Advice – It is too costly to find out the hard way.
  10. Not Staging / Listing prior to work completed - Make sure that your house looks amazing.

The Hamre Real Estate team knows how to maximize the appeal of your home. “Staging targets the psychological needs of buyers who are fueled by their emotional/visual connection to a series of impressions and are drawn to a lifestyle created by professional staging.” – Carla Woolnough

Written by Greg Hamre & Carla Woolnough

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