Selling your home can be the start of a new amazing adventure, but it can also be nerve wracking. Those who haven't been through the process in years will have a lot of questions and seek out advice. However, not all advice is good advice. If you are preparing for this process, then you should be sure you aren't following some of that bad home selling advice that tends to go around. Here is some advice you don't want to fall for when you want to sell your home:
Don't try to save money by doing a for sale by owner: You may hear from some people how you can save yourself some money by selling your home on your own. However, if you choose to go this route, then you are going to have a lot of hard work ahead and you may be increasing the number of mortgage payments you need to continue making greatly, since your home will probably take much longer to sell.
Don't focus on the wrong repairs: Don't focus your attention on the wrong repairs. If there are some things wrong with your home that are going to be serious repairs and you were hoping to sell your house fast, then it may be worth it to price it accordingly and to sell it as a fixer-upper. However, you will want to take care of as many small issues as possible. Things like burned-out lightbulbs, broken ceiling fan cords, broken electric outlet covers and holes in the wall are all things that can stand out and will be so easy and inexpensive to take care of. Therefore, it is wise to do so, especially if your house is in pretty good shape but has some small things here and there that could use attention.
Don't make decisions for the new owners: You want to be sure you make as few decisions as possible for the new owners, allowing them to decorate and set up the house to their own liking and with their own style in mind. If you are going to paint some areas throughout the house, you want to choose to go with neutral colors instead of choosing dark or bright colors that new owners will more than likely need to repaint over in order to comfortably decorate the house after they buy it. Another example would be to replace carpet with a brown, gray or tan color carpet instead of choosing something like red, green or blue that will more than likely be more difficult for a new owner to work with.