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3 Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Their Home September 12, 2017

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3 Common Mistakes People Make When Trying to Sell Their Home, Martinsburg, West Virginia

Selling your home can be a challenge; in the midst of marketing and preparations, it’s easy to make mistakes. Novices especially should enlist the help of an experienced realtor to guide them through every step of the process. These professionals are familiar with market rates, negotiation tactics, and know the best ways to position your property to drive value. 

Without the guidance of those in the know, here are three common mistakes people make when selling their home:

  • RealtorUnder or Overpricing: An overpriced home may not sell at all while an underpriced one will leave you with less money than you deserve. Buyers pay close attention to the pricing of other houses on the market in your neighborhood—and you should, too. Either do your research or work with a realtor to perfect the listed rate.
  • Using Bad Photos: A photo is very important to the sale of your home. Since most buyers search for real estate listings online, it’s is often the first thing they see before even reading the specifications. If the image isn’t enticing or doesn’t represent your property well, it’ll get skipped over, even if your home is beautiful and desirable. The photos should be clear with plenty of light and preferably taken with a professional camera.
  • Showing a Cluttered Home: After you’ve impressed buyers with your great photos, you’ll have to “wow” them when they come to see your home in person. When people come for a viewing, they want to envision themselves living there. Clean up your space or hire a home furniture staging company before showing your place.


If you’re ready to sell your home, the real estate agents at East Coast Realty in Martinsburg, WV, will ensure you follow all the necessary steps to get the best deal. Their skilled realtors have been working with both home buyers and sellers for over a decade and are adept at creating a strategic marketing plan. To contact an agent and list your home, visit their website or call (304) 267-7188 today.

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