Mistake #1: Basing the asking price on needs or emotion rather than market value. Many times, people make pricing decisions based on how much they paid or invested in their home. This can be an expensive mistake. Overpriced homes take longer to sell and eventually the seller nets less money. A good real estate consultant can assist you in pricing your home correctly.
Mistake #2: Failing to "showcase" your home. First impressions are most important. Thoroughly clean your home for top dollar.
Mistake #3: Most traditional real estate agents want you to sign a long, listing contract with no way out. At BuyandSellSeattle you may cancel at any time, no questions asked.
Mistake #4: Choosing the wrong agent. Don't be afraid to check out an agent's references. Ask for ours.
Mistake #5: Not knowing all of your legal rights and obligations. Real estate law is complex. The contract you sign is legally binding. Small issues neglected in a contract can wind up costing you thousands of dollars. Engage a knowledgeable consultant who understands the many details that could save you money.