In 2015 alone, over 5 million homes in the United States were sold. For many of these homes, an inspection has played a major role. The inspection could make or break a sale depending on the findings. When a buyer considers purchasing a home, it is ideal that they make sure a home inspection is performed before they write an offer on the home. This is to ensure there are no major problems going on in the home that the buyer does not know about.
The home selling process can certainly be daunting, especially for a first time home seller. While it's always best to work with a professional during the process, you can get started learning more about the process below by learning about the three common sins of home selling and how you can avoid them.
1. Keeping Your Home As-Is During Showings
It sure can be a pain to pack up the majority of your belongings and put them into storage until your home has sold, but less clutter and personal belongings will make the sale process much smoother and quicker.
During the process of selling your home and buying a new one, you'll occasionally find yourself in a situation in which your home hasn't sold, despite the fact that you've bought a new home and moved in. This will leave your home vacant until you're able to sell it, which presents some unique challenges but doesn't have to impede your ability to sell. While it's a good idea to talk to your real estate agent about the possible reasons for the slow activity on the home — and address these as quickly you can — there are some important steps to take when you're dealing with a vacant home up for sale.
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Most people realize that they are going to need to make their home a bit more appealing in order to sell it. The majority of homeowners will simply paint an accent wall, update hardware, or do other small things like this. However, there are a few larger home improvements that can be made that home buyers are looking for in houses, including the following:
Update Your Windows
If you have the same windows in your house that have been there since your home was first built, then it is probably a good idea to have them replaced.