Seven biggest mistakes people make when selling a house
Selling a house? These are seven common mistakes and how to avoid making them.
Selling a home will be the biggest transaction most of us will make in a lifetime. It can be a confusing and stressful process, particularly if you haven’t carefully considered all the steps.
That’s why it’s so important to do as much research as you can, says David Ginnane, CEO of Agent Select, an RACV-affiliated online agent comparison platform that identifies top-performing agents in your area.
“On average, people in Australia sell every 10 to 12 years, although for many it is a lot longer than that – up to 25 years,” says David. “But, interestingly, most of us will spend more time researching what flat-screen TV to buy than the best agent to sell our home.”
Selling your home shouldn’t be a rush decision, says Darren Turner, general manager of RACV Home. “It’s important to take your time and get yourself organised for the sale, whether that’s in the upkeep of the property or picking the appropriate agent,” he says.
We asked David and Darren to identify the biggest mistakes people make when selling a home, and how to avoid them.