Ask any person who has sold a home and they will tell you that selling a house is not an easy task. When your house is up for sale, you the seller will feel that you have the best house, the best location, schools are nearby, markets are nearby etc. But the buyer will find faults regardless of location and the like. The buyer wants to get a good deal and he or she will try to find faults to get you to reduce the price that you are asking for your house.
The most common mistake that people do is to think that anybody who sees the house would want to buy it. This is a misconception, the house can match your tastes but it need not necessarily match everyone else’s taste. Hence you should remove all your furniture, your vases, your photographs, your awards etc. You can rent storage units near you and keep them there. Once the house is sold and you move to a new house you can bring them back there. It will not cost much but the house will look bigger and the buyer will be able to imagine their furniture in the space.
Another mistake is to think that everything is right with the house. Remember that when you go to a supermarket to buy something you always end up buying things that are attractive. Every product is branded and made to look attractive because people like to buy things that catch their eye. Similarly you should ensure that your house is attractive and this can be easily achieved too. All you need to do is paint the exteriors of the house, do not forget the doors. If you have a lawn make sure that it is neat and clean. Also paint the interiors of the house in nice pastel shades. The buyer should feel that he should live in the house and once that is achieved you can really close the sale very fast.
A mistake often committed is to overlook the bathrooms. Buyers specifically check bathrooms and if a faucet is dripping or if the bathtub is not clean or if any tile is chipped or broken they can ask you to reduce the price considerably. These are small repairs which should be undertaken by you. Also you should get a deep clean service provider to deep clean the bathroom if not the whole house. This will make the house very clean and attractive.