With buyer demand soaring and inventory still trending lower, the ball is in the seller’s court in the local Metro DC real estate market.
But that doesn’t mean you can simply place a “For Sale” sign in your yard and the offers will begin to pour in. There are several mistakes that can actually hold you back from selling your Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Northern Virginia home and as your local experts, we’ve included them below!
If you plan to sell your DC Metro home this summer, be sure to avoid the following:
In order to attract buyers and prompt them to write an offer, your home needs to be priced well from the beginning. Overpricing can cause buyers to pass over your property entirely, given their search parameters, or wonder why they seem to be getting less in your home than they would in another of a similar price. Always consult with your agent on your listing price before determining the best.
Using poor listing photos
Buyers today first begin their home search online and poor listing photos could turn them away before they even make it to the front door. Make sure you have professional photos used in your online listing— they should be crisp, bright, and showcase your home in its best possible condition.
When buyers enter your Washington DC, Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Northern Virginia home, they should be able to focus on the property itself, not the furniture or knick knacks on display. Take the time to de-clutter before you allow buyers inside, or even before you list, to ensure the best results.
Not being flexible
If you do have offers on your home, at least consider a counter offer before rejecting one entirely. Holding firm without being flexible could just cause your home to “sit” on the market longer than it needs to and force buyers to walk away.
The Estridge Group has helped numerous sellers earn top dollar for their homes and we can help you do the same! Give us a call today to get started finding your home value and preparing your property for the market.
We look forward to hearing from you!