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Home Selling Myths

Home Selling Myths

When it comes to selling your home, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions out there. In this blog post, we'll dispel some of the most common myths so that you can enter the home-selling process with your eyes wide open.

Myth #1: You Need to Spruce Up Your Home Before Putting It on the Market

Many homeowners think that they need to spend a lot of money on cosmetic upgrades before putting their homes on the market. But in reality, most buyers are more interested in the bones of the house — things like square footage, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, and location. As long as your home is clean and presentable, you shouldn't need to spend much money on upgrades. 

Myth #2: The First Offer Is Always the Best Offer

Reality: Often, the first offer is a lowball offer from an inexperienced buyer who's just trying to get a deal. Don't automatically accept the first bid that comes in. Instead, counter with a fair price and see if the buyer will meet you in the middle. If not, move on to another potential consumer.

Myth #3: It Takes Forever to Sell a House

This isn't always true. It really depends on things like market conditions and pricing. In some markets, houses sell quickly — sometimes within days or even hours! If you price your home competitively and make it available during peak buying season, you could have it sold in no time flat. 

Myth #4: Realtors Aren't Worth the Cost

Full-service real estate agents do charge a commission (usually 6%). Still, they also provide valuable services like marketing your home, negotiating with buyers, and handling all the paperwork involved in selling a house. Realtors have access to the Multiple Listing Service (MLS), which gives your home maximum exposure to potential buyers. So while you may have to pay a commission upfront, working with a realtor could save you money in the long run — not to mention help prevent many headaches! 

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