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Home Selling Myths You Need to Stop Believing

The process of selling a home seems mysterious to many novices. Because of this, they tend to seek advice from family, friends and other people who have already been through this process. The problem is that, most of them tend to give advices that are based on faulty thinking or understanding.

Over the years, I have come to realize that these myths area actually very widespread. A lot of sellers believe in these lies, which could hurt their chances from getting the best deal possible.

Here are 3 home selling myths you need to stop believing.

Spring is the best time to sell

Spring is the busiest time of the year for the real estate industry. Most owners decide to put their homes on the market in spring because their home will look better when the sun is out for longer and the flowers are coming into bloom. Plus, people are no longer busy with Christmas celebrations or aren’t away for summer holidays. Also, buyers are on the lookout for new homes because they want to move into their new home before the school year starts. But with everyone trying to sell their home in spring, there is no guarantee that you’ll be able to sell fast during this busy season.

The best time to sell your home is when you’re ready. Regardless of the time of the year, you can easily sell your home if it’s in great condition, priced appropriately and well advertised.

My home is special, so it’s okay to price it high

We understand that your home is one of your most prized possessions. You have made a lot of great memories in that house and put in so much time, effort and money to beautify it, but that doesn’t mean that your home is more valuable than other properties in your neighborhood.

If you want to sell your home fast, it is important that you set a reasonable price. A real estate agent can help you with this task. Ask your agent for a CMA and use this to set the best price for your home.

You need to hire a real estate agent when

It is possible to sell your home without being represented by a real estate agent. Truth be told, 25% of Americans go FSBO in the hopes of saving on commission costs. Keep in mind, though, that there’s more to selling a house than putting a “for sale” sign on your front yard. If you decide to go FSBO, then you’ll have to do all the heavy lifting – marketing, staging, showing, negotiating etc. A real estate agent can help you get the highest price for your home with the least amount of inconvenience.