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5 Home-Selling Tips Everyone Hears—and Should Ignore

When selling a home you will frequently get advice from people. Some of the advice is accurate and helpful yet some are not. Frequently real estate advice being circulated is outdated, region-specific, or just plain wrong. Discerning the difference between good and bad advice is best accomplished when using a licensed realtor that has experience in actual real estate transactions.

Below is an article from realtor.com that offers some selling tips that people frequently provide yet should be avoided. Using proven techniques is critical to the successful sale of your home. After reading the article, give me a call so we can discuss the best steps you can take to quickly sell your home.

Source: realtor.com | Re-Post Houterloot 5/10/2018 – 

One of the hardest parts of selling your home is all the unknowns: Who will buy your place, and for how much? How long will it take? That uncertainty might make you particularly eager to soak up advice from just about anyone who’s willing to share. Problem is, just because your sister or co-worker swear by certain rules that worked for them, it doesn’t mean they’ll be a magic solution for you, too.

Fact is, a lot of the real estate advice circulating out there is outdated, region-specific, or just plain wrong. As proof, check out this list of tips that many home sellers hear … then learn how these words of wisdom don’t always hold water. Let this serve as a reminder that when selling a home, you should take everything you hear with a huge grain of salt.

‘You should always list your home in the spring’
Common knowledge says home-buying season starts in the spring and goes through the fall. Not true, says Melisa Aponte, a real estate agent with the Keyes Group in Miami, FL.

“January is a great listing month,” she points out. “People are back from the holidays and ready to start looking.”

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Posted on May 10, 2018 at 2:04 pm by Tim Houterloot

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