When it's time to enter the Mint Hill real estate market and list your home for sale, you'll likely find a million tips on what to do to sell your home. However, it's just as important to understand the flip-side of the coin. Here are some of the top things to consider when it comes to how NOT to sell a house.


Take Only a Few Pictures

More than 90% of home buyers start their home search online. You need great pictures and as many as possible.
When you create a listing with just a couple of pictures taken from your smartphone, you won't attract much attention. It doesn't matter if you have amazing pictures, if there's only a picture of the front of the home and the back of the home, you'll cause potential buyers to go looking elsewhere.


Leaving Your Home Very Personalized
Staging your home for sale in Mint Hill, NC makes quite a bit of sense. If you don't take the time to properly stage your home by leaving it personalized with family pictures, knickknacks, and other clutter, you'll likely struggle to sell your home.
Potential buyers want to feel like your home is a blank canvas. They need to picture their stuff in the home and see it how they would set it up. Your clutter distracts from the picture in their home and won't make it easier to sell your home.


A Smell of Pets
When it comes to selling a home, there are very few things that turn off potential buyers like the smell of pets. Maybe you forgot to change the cat's litter or you didn't hire cleaners to get rid of the dog smell. No matter the pet, if it causes an odor, it must be eliminated or you might struggle to sell your home.


The Wrong Listing Price
While the smell of pets can send a potential buyer away, the wrong listing price may keep you from ever getting a buyer interested. When a seller doesn't allow their real estate agent to set the right price, it causes all kinds of issues with selling the home.
The list price may be the most important factor. Too high of a price and you'll struggle to find interested buyers. Too low of a price and interested buyers might think something is wrong with the home. Trust your real estate agent when it comes to price or you may never get your home sold.


Showing Off Your Fan or Brand Loyalties
Flying your favorite college football team's flag proudly is fine until the "For Sale" sign goes up in the front yard. The last thing you need is the right buyer to walk away from the deal because you were a bit too aggressive with your fan or brand loyalties. While some buyers may like the same team or brand as you, it can distract them from the rest of the house. In addition, any fans of rival teams or brands will likely be turned off immediately and associate your home with negative feelings.


There are plenty of things you can do to make it easier to get your home sold. Your real estate agent will provide plenty of tips for neutral decor, staging, pricing, and more. Just make sure you pay attention to these things you shouldn't do when it's time to sell your home, too.


I would love to be part of your journey when the time is right for you. If you ever have a real estate question or need, or know someone who does, trust that you can turn to me.  I will help you make the right move!

Anna Granger 704-650-5707 | annagrangerhomes@gmail.com | www.1stchoicepropertiesinc.com