There are several common selling myths that a South Nashua seller may get stuck on. Whether you have developed your own preconceived notions, or you’re stuck on other sales people's misconceptions, believing these myths can hurt your ability to sell your South Nashua house for sale.
Here are some myths about your South Nashua home for sale that you shouldn’t believe.
1. Price is the Only Reason to Buy
Of course the listing price has something to do with the purchase of your South Nashua house for sale. However, it is not the main reason why someone is purchasing it. If the house you are selling is run down and falling apart, and it needs a lot of work, the price wouldn’t be the only factor. What is important in a situation like this is that the buyer has enough money and time to repair the South Nashua home themselves after their purchase. If not, they will move on to a deal that better suits their home needs, regardless of the price.
2. Your house won't sell in the winter.
In many markets, spring tends to be the best one but it doesn't mean that a house can't or won't sell in the winter. In fact, in the market we are currently experiencing winter is an awesome time to sell. The fact is that buyers looking in the winter tend to be more serious buyers. Why would they be out looking at homes in the cold if they weren't? Winter has been good for years now due to low inventory as well. If there are no South Nashua homes for sale that meet your criteria or there is too much competition to win during the spring, winter could actually be the best time to purchase your South Nashua home. You just need a savvy REALTOR® who will be on your side guiding you through the process.
3. Buyers are Liars
Many buyers are misguided about the South Nashua home buying process by what they hear from other sales people, on TV, and from the internet. This usually occurs when their real estate agent has failed to earn the buyers trust. Gaining a buyers trust means not pushing them to make a specific buying decision that is not good for them.
The best REALTOR® will focus their attention on your specific needs and your current situation rather than trying to close the deal for their needs. Earning trust means treating people with respect and dignity even if they aren’t prepared to make a buying decision right away in South Nashua.
4. Anyone Can Be Persuaded To Buy
This might work at the mall when someone is shopping for Christmas gifts, but not just anyone can be persuaded to buy when it comes to purchasing a South Nashua home for sale. Buying a house is a very big deal! It’s one of the biggest, most expensive purchases a person will ever make and buyers don’t usually do it impulsively.
Buyers like to find a home that is perfect for their needs and their family. No matter how well you are at persuading, if the South Nashua home you’re selling isn’t what the buyer wants and it isn’t the right fit for them, you won’t be able to persuade them to buy a house.
5. One Shoe Fits All
Many books have been written about the right ways to do things, and those books are full of myths themselves. We all have our own unique personality and what works well for one person may not work as effectively for another person. Everyone is different and when selling a South Nashua home for sale, you may want to think about what a buyer will like and combine it with your ideas so you can really connect with the buyer on their level and appeal to them.
While renovating the entire kitchen may sell your home, it may not bring back the full value of the repair at resale. Going drastic with upgrades is not the best approach either. Many times some basic upgrades like curb appeal, decluttering, updated counters, new knobs and lighting fixtures, and a fresh coat of paint will do just fine.
6. It’s Important To Close The Sale As Soon As Possible
This is probably one of the worst selling myths I have ever come across. Yes, it is important to move people towards a home buying decision, but it is also important that they are being treated properly. A good REALTOR® will make sure that their buyer is purchasing a South Nashua home for sale that best suits their buyers needs.
Not every sale decision will be made easily, or quickly. A buyer needs to be sure they are doing what is best for them, and at a proper pace that works for their schedule. In certain situations, rushing to make a commitment to buy a South Nashua house might not be in your best interest if your not ready. Knowing the market and your mind, however is key! If you are interested in a home and couldn't imagine yourself without it then you will want to make a decision before anyone else does.
7. Do Whatever It Takes To Get The Sale
Aggressive and manipulative sale tactics can sometimes work but you don't want the buyer coming back after the sale with complaints that turn into a liability. Also, you wouldn’t want someone to lie or swindle you in order to complete a sale so don’t ask your real estate agent to do that either.
Many sellers feels as if they need to close the deal on any offer they get, and this is not the case. If someone offers you lower than your asking price for your South Nashua home for sale, but your house has just recently been put on the market you may still be able to get more for your home. Talk with your real estate agent, negotiating with the buyer may be a better option. Don’t give up until you discuss all the possible options with the buyers. When selling your South Nashua home for sale you need to be patient and make the best business decision for yourself as a seller.
8. You can sell your home by yourself.
While it is in fact possible to sell your South Nashua home for sale solo, it is always better to have a professional by your side. Selling your home takes time, knowledge and negotiating skills. Do you really want to worry about negotiating directly with a buyer or showing your house to strangers? If you were going to buy stocks, or had an important legal question, or needed advice on your tax return you would call a professional so it only makes sense that when you decide to sell your South Nashua home that you would call a REALTOR®. You need a middle man to make the decisions less emotional and price your home accurately. It's also a known fact that houses sold with a REALTOR® sell faster and for more money.
Real Estate sales is an honorable career and sales professionals and their sellers need to avoid becoming prey to these myths. Be sure to focus your energy to make the best educated decision possible when buying or selling a South Nashua home for sale. The agents here at Harmony Real Estate would be happy to make your buying and selling dreams a reality!
Call Harmony Real Estate at (603) 883-8840 if you are looking to purchase a South Nashua home for sale! Our agents are professionals looking out for your best interest. And our team is a family who would be happy to help you find the home of your dreams.