4 Mistakes That Plague First-Time Home Sellers and How to Avoid Making Them

Friday May 21st, 2021


At Charissa realty, we have assisted many first time home sellers to ensure they know what is required, pre-sales inspections, determining whether to buy or sell first, getting professional photography and much more.


Is your home on the market right now? In case this is your first tryst with the process of selling, you may be confused and apprehensive. However, the process of selling a home is usually seamless and every day, there are thousands that are sold. But problems may arise when you do not remain careful. Here are the four mistakes that first-time home sellers usually make along with the best ways to avoid them.


Selling Without Representation by Experts


A lot of first-time sellers attempt to do this all alone. The process of selling a house involves significant financial and legal transactions and in such cases, it is very important to have adequate experience. Always choose an agent with a track record for sales that are quick and efficient to gain an edge. 


Prioritizing Emotions Over Logic


The next step involves ensuring that the selling process is not affected by your emotions. A lot of homeowners tend to be emotionally attached to their homes. This works well for as long as you intend on staying there. However, it is particularly problematic when you are selling the house. It's important to allow logic and reason to steer the entire process. Never allow your emotions to take over if you want to avoid mistakes. 


Pricing Beyond The Realistic Range


First-time sellers often make the mistake of either asking too much or too little! Do remember that the local real estate market largely impacts the correct asking price for your home. Current listings, as well as recent sales of homes similar to yours, usually determine the generally expected price range among buyers. Hence, this must be observed. The apt selling price can be determined with the assistance of your real estate agent. 


Selling At The Wrong Time


Lastly, another crucial mistake to avoid is listing your home for sale in the wrong environment. A variety of parameters make the local real estate market extremely dynamic.  Some of these parameters include the seasons, other local home listings, interest rates, new home construction, as well as local municipal zoning changes. If you are not in a hurry, we recommend allowing your agent to advise you when it's a good time to list your home. 


Although it can be frightening to sell your first home, it can be a seamless process if you opt for an apt professional representation. You can learn more regarding the home selling process in Toronto and surrounding GTHA by getting in touch with us today at info@charissarealty.ca or 1.877.824.2747.  


Selling in the GTHA is not a chore; it's an adventure! We live in one of the most in-demand and complicated real estate markets in the country. With careful planning, attention to detail and consistent follow through, CHARISSA agents excel at getting their clients the highest price and best terms when it comes to the sale of your most important asset.


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