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4 mistakes to avoid when selling your home

Posted on November 16th, 2023 in Resources by Compton

4 mistakes to avoid when selling your home

When it comes to selling your home, there are a few things you should consider before making any decisions. Avoiding these mistakes along the way can reduce stress and maximise the best possible outcome for you.

1. Don’t overcapitalise on improvements

While it may be necessary to improve or renovate your property before placing it on the market, we highly recommend you perform a cost and benefit analysis to ensure that the improvements you make add value to the property.

2. Don’t underestimate the value of good presentation

Maximising presentation is really important and doesn’t need to cost a bomb. Get rid of clutter, don’t overcrowd rooms, give the rooms a fresh lick of paint, replace old rugs and damaged carpet. When working on presentation don’t forget the garden – a freshly mowed lawn and well maintained garden is more inviting to visitors than unruly shrubs.


3. Don’t choose the wrong agent

Selling property will be one of the biggest sales of your life and getting the right person on board is absolutely crucial. Check out this article for the top qualities to look for when selecting a real estate agent.


4. Don’t skimp on marketing  

Buying and selling property is never cheap, but tightening the purse strings on marketing is highly unadvisable. Exposing your property to the right audience is the best way to drum up demand for your property. And the greater the demand, the higher your chances of securing a good sale price.