One of the biggest mistakes that inexperienced home sellers do is not put any time and effort into preparing their home for sale. When a real estate agent sets up a showing of your home to prospective buyers, your home needs to be in pristine shape. Sometimes even a worn out “Welcome” mat gives the wrong impression before buyers even step foot into your home. An unmaintained yard and damaged front porch can leave the impression that the inside will be just as bad.
You don’t want flaws or imperfections to reduce the chances of your home selling quickly on the traditional real estate market, so you’ll need to put in some extra time and sweat equity to make your home showroom perfect for showings and open houses. However, if you sell your home to TradeMark Investments, you won’t have to lift a finger. We sell homes in AS-IS condition for a reasonable cash offer.
Many sellers are unaware of the roadblock that a messy or damaged home sets up when they try to sell it on the traditional real estate market. On average, it takes at least six home showings before a seller receives an offer. If you haven’t received an offer after six showings, then you need to reexamine the asking price and condition of your home. Most of the time it comes down to those two things: price and condition. A home that is not updated can still sell, but at a shockingly lower price than the seller anticipated. It must be low enough to cover potential renovation fees. The buyer’s agent will aggressively pursue a lower price if the home needs any repairs.