Selling Myths To Ignore

So you are getting ready to list your Tahoe Keys real estate, which means you likely have already spoken to your Tahoe Keys realtor about what to do in order to get your home ready for the market. When it comes to listing homes for sale in Tahoe Keys, you always want to make sure your home is on point. Whether you are in a seller’s market, a buyer’s market or a balanced market (which Tahoe Keys real estate is currently), it doesn’t matter. There are certain pre-listing advice steps that need to be taken, as well as several to ignore. While our friends and family mean well when they give advice, it is best to rely on your realtor in Tahoe Keys who has MLS access and up to date information on the real estate market in Tahoe Keys. Here are a few common misconceptions that float around listing Tahoe Keys homes for sale.

Selling Myth One: You don’t need to prep your home for photo day. The photos that are taken of homes for sale in Tahoe Keys are seen all over the globe! De-clutter, pack up, neutralize and stage your home to make spaces look bigger while still flowing seamlessly. Also, clean! Don’t think folks can’t see dust or stains. Before someone even enters Tahoe Keys homes for sale, they see the photos on the internet. That is the first real impression. So make sure it looks good for picture day. After all, your realtor in Tahoe Keys spends hundreds of dollars to hire a professional photographer. Make it worth their time, effort and money.

Selling Myth Two: You can limit showings per your schedule. Ummm, not if you want your Tahoe Keys real estate sold in a timely manner! Listen, the first two weeks on the market are the most crucial time to be flexible and get as many people in the door as possible. Otherwise, if a home sits too long, it grows stale which makes people think there is something wrong with it. Making it easy for buyers to see Tahoe Keys homes for sale is a great way to help move a home from active to pending quickly.

Selling Myth Three: You don’t have to disclose everything. Umm, yes you absolutely do. Otherwise, it can come back to haunt you later. Speaking of which, everything has to be disclosed from deaths to mold to electrical issues to flooding in the basement. As the old saying goes “Everything comes out in the wash”. The inspection report will help disclose a lot of these details as well, so be honest up front and you won’t have to worry about something coming up to bite you later. Like a lawsuit.

Selling Myth Four: Coming Soon signs are a great idea! While some popular websites have made it easy for brokerages to advertise upcoming Tahoe Keys real estate, a sign in the yard doesn’t do much. Except maybe get some knocks on the door from neighborhood realtors in Tahoe Keys or nosy neighbors. When you list, you want to reach as many people as possible. When a sign goes up, the only people that see it are usually your neighbors. And while this is a great way for them to give their friends and family a heads up, it doesn’t necessarily have the impact you think it will. Trust your Tahoe Keys realtor and their comprehensive marketing plan.

For more information on selling or buying in this neighborhood, give me a call. I would be happy to help!

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