As you prepare to list your home, you're going to get advice from almost every corner. Your neighbour might know a little something about what really sells homes. Your boss has sold three or four homes, and he has a few tidbits here and there. Even your parents will be happy to tell you what you should or shouldn't do. With all of that advice coming your way, though, it can be tough to sort the good from the bad. Here are three tips you shouldn't take (from anyone) before you list your home.
1. You should only sell your home in the spring - Sure, sales of homes may increase in the spring, but that's not the only time of year there are potential buyers available. If you need to list in the summer, fall, or even in the dead of winter, you can still sell your home, and in some cases, it can happen more quickly than you initially thought.
2. You only find buyers if you have an open house - An open house is a great way to get people through the door and spread the word about your home. It's not the only way to do so, however. If you don't have time for an open house or it just isn't what you'd like to do, you can still market your home successfully and get an offer.
3. A traditional estate agent is really the best way to sell your home - Doorsteps has been proving this one wrong for years. Estate agent fees today can be nothing short of ridiculous, but with us, you can list your home for a flat £99. You get a free instant valuation, and your property will automatically be displayed to millions of potential buyers. If you're looking for a fast way to sell your home, but you don't want the high commission, Doorsteps is the way to go, not a traditional estate agent.
You're going to get plenty of advice as you prepare to sell your home. Make certain you sort the good from the bad and get off on the right foot!