Putting Up Your House for Sale? Try To Not Make These 5 Mistakes

Let’s go over it one more time: when you are planning to sell your house, never show any weakness in front of the seller or they will base all their decisions on it. The less stress you take during the process, the more profitable the sale will be.

Often homeowners can make mistakes in the heat of the moment. There are going to be many ups and downs during the selling process and the key to negotiating a winning deal is to stay calm.

With that being said, let’s have a look at five mistakes that can tank your house sale:

1. Working At Your Own Pace

One of the biggest mistakes that homeowners usually make is that they fail to schedule meetings on the buyer’s time. Since you are the one selling the house and in need of money for whatever reason, you should be accommodating. Whether the buyer calls on a weekday or the weekend, welcome them with a smile. Failing to do this will leave a bad impression and word of mouth spreads like wildfire.

2. Mentioning the Wrong Price on the Listing

When buyers are browsing through listings online, the deciding factor of the click-through is the price. You need to be objective while setting the price for your home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA. It shouldn’t be too high (doesn’t match the comps) and not too low (sale price goes into deficit). Be prepared, because the buyer will have information on the comps during the negotiation, so it’s better to write accurate details in the first place.

If the price is too high, the house will sit longer on the market and will lose its value. A lot of factors go into setting the price, such as the location of the house, the neighborhood, proximity to commute and shops, school district and more. So, create a list and then find information on the comps in your area before setting the price.

3. Thinking Emotionally About the Sale

So what if a buyer comes back and tries to low ball you? This doesn’t mean that you have to accept it! Think rationally and find out what motivates the buyer to offer this price. Get to the root of the problem and then offer incentives to find a middle ground. Remember, this is only temporary. Once the house is sold, you can put all your energy into creating your new home.

4. Not Staging

You have to stage! Period. There are many ways to stage on a low budget or without even paying a penny. If you have set aside a small budget for sprucing up the house, then spend it on a stager who will work wonders on your home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA. If you are planning to do a little DIY or tackle the staging on your own, then you can check out our blog “10 Staging Tips That Will Make A Buyer Fall Head Over Heels In Love With Your House” for some ideas.

5. Not Looking at the Smaller Picture

Now that you are focusing on the bigger picture, what about the smaller one? You might find this odd but before inviting any potential buyer on your property, have a talk with your insurance guy. Hash out the details regarding property damage and other similar things. Do ask the buyer if he has the pre-approval mortgage letter, so that you can move forward with the process. Look over the contract twice before signing on the dotted line and do make sure that all clauses mention what was negotiated. Once the deal is closed, nothing can be changed.

So, there you go… five perfectly sound reasons why you the homeowner should always be alert during the selling process. Want to know the current value of your home for sale in Sandy Springs, GA? Visit America’s Network Reality and get an accurate evaluation from experts.

Homes for sale in Atlanta

Price
Beds
Baths
For Sale / All Types
$294,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7107 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$324,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3,363
SQFT
7064 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7067 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
Price Change - 2 weeks ago
$279,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
7027 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$348,100
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
646 Python Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$284,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6957 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$304,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
3,040
SQFT
6937 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$284,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,635
SQFT
6904 Demeter Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Camden Manor Subdivision
$2,900,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
7
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
15,159
SQFT
4690 Thompson Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$6,950,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
9
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
26,000
SQFT
4965 Butner Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
 
$310,235
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,443
SQFT
555 Dutchview Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
WHISPERING WILLOWS Subdivision
$282,112
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
7147 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$273,053
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3225 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$292,182
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3217 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$274,803
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3204 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$284,173
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
7139 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$290,419
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
6
BED
2,680
SQFT
7135 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$312,089
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
2,680
SQFT
3221 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$279,353
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,260
SQFT
3216 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$307,071
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,545
SQFT
3208 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$282,508
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
2,487
SQFT
3200 Camden Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$270,789
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,122
SQFT
7143 Glaspie Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Kingsland Subdivision
$245,700
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
2,404
SQFT
3492 Dacite Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Flat Shoals Manor Subdivision
Short Sale
$129,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
2,366
SQFT
6425 Tahoe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Ponderosa Subdivision
$167,490
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,000
SQFT
2205 Creel Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
Heritage Park Subdivision
$235,512
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5081 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
$234,920
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,950
SQFT
5075 Rapahoe Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Parkway Villages Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$340,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
2,850
SQFT
4296 Bellwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Stonewall Manor Subdivision
$324,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,759
SQFT
4288 Bellwood Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Stonewall Manor Subdivision
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3,200
SQFT
5618 Livesage Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Union Crossing Subdivision
$450,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3,200
SQFT
5622 Livesage Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
Union Crossing Subdivision
$475,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
3,200
SQFT
5667 Eternal Drive
Atlanta, GA 30349
UNION CROSSING Subdivision
$327,701
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
2,760
SQFT
513 Wolf Pack Lane
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$339,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
3,331
SQFT
2856 Bluestone Drive SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Summit At Stonewall Tell Subdivision
$362,001
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3,433
SQFT
3394 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$319,245
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
2,802
SQFT
3378 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$322,869
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,890
SQFT
3370 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$360,910
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
2,802
SQFT
3373 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$358,981
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
3,433
SQFT
3346 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$329,650
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
2,802
SQFT
3330 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$319,745
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
2,802
SQFT
3314 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$314,955
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,711
SQFT
3313 Wolf Cub Circle
Atlanta, GA 30349
Wolf Creek Chase Subdivision
$357,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
2309 Red Hibiscus Court
Atlanta, GA 30331
Cambridge Meadows Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$269,900
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2301 Red Hibiscus Court
Atlanta, GA 30331
Cambridge Meadows Subdivision
$169,375
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,920
SQFT
5629 Grande Rivers Road
Atlanta, GA 30349
River Station Subdivision
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$520,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
3,896
SQFT
Cherry Orchard Place #H
996 Pitts Road
Atlanta, GA 30350
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$180,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,946
SQFT
1625 Tigris Court
Atlanta, GA 30349
Rivers Station Subdivision
Short Sale
$95,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
967
SQFT
5296 Brittany Trail
Atlanta, GA 30349
Yorketown Place Subdivision
$370,190
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
3,941
SQFT
3699 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Bedford Estates Subdivision
$321,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,890
SQFT
3636 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Overlook At Camp Creek Subdivision
$1,275,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
4,200
SQFT
1745 Tamworth Court
Atlanta, GA 30338
Dunwoody Club Forest Subdivision
$303,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,340
SQFT
3616 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Overlook At Camp Creek Subdivision
$410,045
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
6
BED
3,776
SQFT
3530 Wartrace Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Bedford Estates Subdivision
$254,324
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
3
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,022
SQFT
3963 Lake Manor Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Lakeside Preserve Subdivision
Price Change - 4 weeks ago
$300,990
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
5
BED
2,511
SQFT
4363 Minkslide Drive
Atlanta, GA 30331
Overlook At Camp Creek Subdivision
Short Sale
$170,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
3
BED
1,750
SQFT
2010 Wallace Road SW
Atlanta, GA 30331
Wallace Woods Subdivision
Short Sale
$410,000
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
4,414
SQFT
3613 Lake Estates Way
Atlanta, GA 30349
Lakeside Preserve Subdivision
$826,002
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
5
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
3,225
SQFT
4535 Atley Woods Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Woodland Preserve Subdivision
$698,341
Single Family Home For Sale
Active
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,682
SQFT
4527 Atley Woods Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Woodland Preserve Subdivision
$787,072
Single Family Home For Sale
Pending
4
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
2,725
SQFT
4536 Atley Woods Drive SE
Atlanta, GA 30339
Woodland Preserve Subdivision