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  • May 23, 2017
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Sellers – Maximize Your Sucess

You’ve decided to sell your home land naturally you want to sell it quickly, profitably and smoothly.  To maximize your success, here are five common mistakes to avoid when selling your home:

Mistake #1: Overlooking Repairs. Make repairs before selling is a must including electrical issues, water damage, rotten or chipped flooring or a leaking roof.

Mistake #2: Overpricing your Home.  Buyers are going to compare your price to other homes in the area, be sure you have established a competitive price.

Mistake #3: Over-sharing with Buyers.  Having too much communication with potential buyers can give away too much information which could be used later during negotiations.

Mistake #4: Poor Staging.  Both a cluttered home and an empty hone will be unappealing to buyers, so proper staging and curb appeal are important.  Consider using professional stagers and photography services.

Mistake #5: The Wrong Attitude.  This includes both patience and setting expectations too high.

Author: Patty Bettega, GRI, CRS

There is a reason I have consistently been the Top Selling Agent of premium coastal properties: I love what I do! Opening Doors to quality living here on the beautiful Northern California Coast is what I enjoy about Real Estate. I started working in Real Estate on the Coast in 1989 and received my Brokers License in 1999. My connection to the coast is deeply rooted since my grandparents came to Gualala in 1919. I love sharing the history I know about the area from stories passed down from my family. I can’t imagine living anywhere else! Sharing this lifestyle and helping people find their own “dream property” is my passion. I am a member of a number of professional groups including California Association of Realtors, National Association of Realtors and Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI). I am one of the Chairs of our coastal Architectural Tour, held every Mother’s Day and sponsored by our local Soroptomist. I have been a member of this organization for over 20 years. I am proud to be a part of Kennedy & Associates and I look forward to helping you through successful real estate transactions.

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