If you plan on selling your home soon, there are five speed bumps you need to avoid that will delay its sale and make you sell for less money.

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Here are the five speed bumps that could slow down your home sale that you need to avoid:

1. Being unprepared. I know this sounds simple, but it happens often, and it always costs you more money than you think it will. If your house needs to be repainted, cleaned, or decluttered, make sure you do these things. They won’t cost you much, and they’ll earn you much more money from your home sale.

2. A bad online presentation. Are your home’s online photographs professionally taken? Hiring a Realtor who partners with a professional photographer makes a big difference in your home’s salability. Most people won’t even consider looking at a home in person if they don’t like its online photos.

3. An unclear description of the home. Make sure your home’s description in all its listing profiles is concise, easy to read, and makes the buyer want to take a closer look at it.

Hiring a Realtor who partners with a professional photographer makes a big difference in your home’s salability

4. Poor marketing. If your agent doesn’t have a good understanding of digital marketing and doesn’t know how to put it in front of as many eyes as possible, you’ve got the wrong agent.

5. Leaving your home in a state of disrepair. This goes beyond just painting and cleaning. If your home’s got serious mechanical or structural issues, that will do tremendous damage to your sale price. These types of issues will inevitably come up during the home inspection, so take care of them as soon as you can. We know lots of contractors here in the Valley who can help you with this.

Additional speed bump: Unwillingness to accommodate. When it comes to showing your home, you need to make it as easy as possible for buyers to see it.

If you have any questions about this topic or you have any other real estate needs I can take care of for you, don’t hesitate to give me a call or send me an email. I look forward to hearing from you.