The Dos and Don'ts of Selling Your Home

Hey there, potential home sellers! The key to attracting buyers: a clean, well-staged home. Discover the dos and don'ts of selling your home on our blog.

Written by
Scott Champagne
Published on
April 19, 2024
Read time
2 min
Cute house with front porch.

Hey there, potential home sellers! As a real estate broker at Bravo Realty, I've seen it all when it comes to selling homes. And let me tell you, there are definitely some dos and don'ts to keep in mind.

First and foremost, do make sure your home is looking spiffy before you list it. You want potential buyers to walk in and say, "Wow, this place is so clean I could eat off the floors!" (Please don't actually eat off the floors though, that's just weird.) But seriously, a clean and well-staged home can make all the difference in attracting buyers.

On the flip side, don't go overboard with the renovations. While a fresh coat of paint or some new fixtures can definitely spruce up your home, you don't want to sink too much money into updates that won't give you a return on investment. Plus, some buyers might prefer to put their own stamp on the home and would rather not pay for your fancy upgrades.

Another important "do" is to price your home appropriately. Trust me, I know it can be tempting to ask for an astronomical price, but that can actually scare off potential buyers. Plus, if you price too high, you may end up having to make multiple price reductions, which can make you look desperate. Just trust your agent and price your home competitively based on the current market.

On the other hand, don't be too quick to accept the first offer that comes your way. While it can be exciting to get an offer, make sure you take the time to consider it carefully. Your agent can help you evaluate the offer and negotiate if needed. And remember, it's okay to say no if the offer doesn't meet your needs.

One last "do" is to make sure you have all your paperwork in order. Nobody likes a disorganized seller who can't find the title to their own home. Trust me; it happens more often than you'd think. Make sure you have all the necessary documents, like the deed and mortgage paperwork, organized and ready to go.

And finally, don't forget to celebrate once you've sold your home! It can be a bittersweet moment but don't forget to pop some bubbly and give yourself a pat on the back. You've successfully navigated the world of home selling, and that's definitely something to be proud of.

In conclusion, selling your home can be a stressful process, but if you keep these dos and don'ts in mind, you'll be well on your way to a successful sale. And if you ever need any help, just give us a call at Bravo Realty. We're here to help make your home selling experience as smooth as possible (and maybe even a little fun).