Many sellers think that it’s easy to sell a house, but the truth is that it can be quite difficult. Since so many people don’t realize this, we’ve put together this article to show you six home-selling myths about selling your home. We hope these will help you remember the reality of selling your house and offer some peace of mind.
1. You Can Price Your Home High
Many people feel like they should price their home as high as possible since it’s a favorable seller’s market, but the truth is that you can’t price your home sky-high. While your home could go for a higher price if there’s some value in it, many buyers won’t be willing to pay a high price for a home that has little to no value.
2. You Could Sell As-Is
The term “as-is” has become a sign to buyers that any and all problems that are found during the inspection won’t be addressed or fixed. As a result of this, it’s a good idea to either get the issues fixed or be upfront with what’s going on. If you decide you want to still sell your home “as-is”, that is where we come in. We at MEGG Homes buy homes “as-is”, for cash, in the Polk County area. Contact us today if this seems like the right option for you.
3. You Can Easily Buy After Selling
Once the house is sold and the money is in the account, many buyers think they can just go out and buy a new home but it doesn’t always work that way. You’ll be in a group with other buyers trying to find their dream home. If you have a real estate agent, they can help you find homes in your price range and with the features you want. It might be harder to find these homes if you’re working on your own.
4. You’ll Sell in 3 Days
While it’s possible to sell your home in just three days, it’s not something that usually happens. Most of the time, your home will need to be in great condition, be in a sought-after location, and have an affordable price. Even if your home has all of these things, there’s a chance that it will just sit on the market.
5. You Don’t Need a Real Estate Agent
Getting a real estate agent in Lakeland is always a good idea. Not only do they help with all of the small things like taking photos, meeting with potential buyers, and helping set up the home for sale, but they also help with the bigger stuff like closing paperwork. In addition, they’ll have a much larger pool of people to work with and you might have an easier time getting your home sold.
6. You Don’t Need to Do Upgrades or Repairs
Buyers should do any small upgrades or repairs before listing their home on the market. Not only will this give the home a better look overall, but it can also help justify a slightly higher price. If big repairs need to be done, you should tell the buyer this information upfront.