2024 Home Selling: Mistakes to Avoid

Dated: February 9 2024

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Selling your home can be a daunting task, especially when you consider the ever-evolving trends in the real estate market. In 2024, as technology continues to play a pivotal role in the industry, home sellers need to stay informed about the latest trends. By avoiding these potential issues, you’ll be more prepared to handle the intricacies of the market and successfully sell your home. 

Overreliance on Virtual Tours

While virtual tours have become increasingly popular, there’s a danger in relying too heavily on them. While they offer a convenient way for potential buyers to explore a property remotely, they can’t replace the in-person experience. Avoid solely depending on virtual tours, as they may not capture the true essence of your home. 

Neglecting Curb Appeal 

In the age of online listings and virtual walkthroughs, some sellers make the mistake of neglecting their property’s curb appeal. The exterior of your home is the first thing potential buyers see, so a well-maintained and attractive entrance is crucial. Avoid overlooking simple landscaping, a fresh coat of paint, or minor repairs that can significantly enhance your home’s curb appeal.

  • Read: 3 Tips for Selling Your Home in a Buyer’s Market 

Overpricing in a Hot Market

In a seller’s market, it’s tempting to push the boundaries when it comes to pricing. However, overpricing your home can lead to extended time on the market and potential buyer skepticism. Be realistic and research comparable properties in your area to set a competitive and fair asking price. 

Ignoring Sustainability 

While some homebuyers prioritize sustainability, others may see it as an unnecessary expense. Striking the right balance is key. Avoid making extensive eco-friendly upgrades that don’t align with the preferences of your target market. Instead, focus on small, cost-effective improvements that appeal to a broader audience. 

  • Read: Home Inspection Repairs to Do Before Selling 

Dismissing Home Staging

With the rise of online platforms and virtual tours, some sellers underestimate the impact of traditional home staging. A well-staged home not only enhances its visual appeal but also helps potential buyers envision themselves living there. Avoid dismissing this timeless trend and consider investing in professional staging to create a welcoming atmosphere. 

Ignoring the Importance of Professional Photography

High-quality photography remains a critical element in the online presentation of your home. Avoid using amateur photos or smartphone snapshots. Invest in professional photography to showcase your property in the best light and make a lasting first impression on potential buyers. 

Keeping up with the latest developments is crucial in the always-changing real estate market. But when it comes to selling your house, not every trend is worth following. Your chances of a profitable and successful house sale in 2024 can be raised by avoiding these mistakes and finding a balance between modern techniques and timeless practices. 

Are you looking to enter the market this winter? Give us a call today! 

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Matt Kelchner

Mortgage Lending & Real Estate is more than selling homes and loans. It’s about helping people achieve their homeownership goals. Whether that’s helping them reach a better financial p....

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