Buying Brevard: Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House in Melbourne, FL

Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House in Melbourne, FL

Mistakes to Avoid When Selling Your House in Melbourne, FL




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A recent survey of 1000 real estate agents revealed the top mistakes homeowners make when trying to sell their house.


I will address a few of the most common mistakes and how you can avoid them when listing your house for sale in Melbourne, FL.

  • Overpriced Home

An overpriced home is the biggest mistake sellers often make because fewer buyers, if any, will view an overpriced house.  The seller will not receive offers and the listing will stagnate.  Even if an offer is received, the house will still have to appraise for the sale price if financing is used.  A cash buyer does not need an appraisal; however, cash buyers tend to be financially savvy and unwilling to pay more than market value.

I will provide you with a market analysis determining what your home is worth in today's market, a suggested list price range, and a strategy for how to position your home in the market for a successful sale.

  • Cluttered Space

It's difficult for prospective buyers to see beyond the excess personal possessions and actually see the house.  Clutter makes the space feel smaller and gives the impression that the house lacks adequate storage.

Don't let your treasures hinder your sale.  I can help you create a plan to present your home in such a way that potential buyers may visualize it as their new home and help you achieve top dollar.

  • Showing Availability

I know that having your house ready to show on short notice can be an inconvenience, but it is critical that you be as flexible as possible to accomodate showings.  An agent can't sell a house they can't show.

Many times I have scheduled multiple showings in one day for a serious buyer who would only be in town for 1 or 2 days.  If you deny a showing, that buyer may not have the opportunity to come back another time, and that buyer will likely purchase one of the homes they viewed.

Let's face it, selling your house in Melbourne, FL can be a stressful experience, and there are many potential pitfalls along the way.  I am an experienced full-time real estate professional, and it would be my pleasure to assist you every step of the way. 

I can advise you on how to best prepare your home and correctly position it the market so that your home selling experience is a very positive one.  Contact me today, (321) 917-2162, to schedule your complimentary consultation with no obligation.

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Laura Forman - Realtor, CRS, CLHMS, MRP , (321) 917-2162 

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Comment balloon 1 commentLaura Forman • January 29 2014 12:51PM


Hi Laura, So nice to see you here on the Rain again!  Nice post and great ideas on mistakes on selling.

Posted by Christine O'Shea (Christine E O'Shea Broker) over 6 years ago