Spring is Selling Season in Southern Maryland! Don’t Make These Common Seller Mistakes

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on February 27, 2018

Do you feel it? The temperatures are rising, the sun is shining, and you might be seeing more green everywhere you go around Southern Maryland. If you’re like me, you’ve probably even got a little spring in your step these days. The end of February and the beginning of March can only mean one thing: Spring is coming!

And if you’re thinking of selling your Southern Maryland home this spring, there’s no time to waste! This list from Realtor.com sums up perfectly the errors I’ve seen Southern Maryland home sellers make in the past. If you want to sell your home fast, you’ll want to avoid these classic mistakes:

Priced the home too high: I know you love your home, but your selling price needs to be based on an analysis of the market, not what the home means to you. Price it too high, and you could scare potential buyers away.

Took your own pictures: Photographing homes for real estate listings is an art, and the pictures you take with your smartphone just won’t cut it! In this age of the Internet, online photos are the first thing a potential buyer sees. Their impression determines whether they want to come see your home in person. Hire a professional!

Stayed home during showings: I always recommend that my sellers leave the home during showings, even taking pets with you, if you can. It’s awkward when you stay there, and it doesn’t allow buyers and their agents to explore every nook and cranny or to speak freely about what they see. Would you open closets and cupboards if the seller was home on a showing? Probably not.

Are fixated on your price: Don’t get so attached to your selling price that you’re unwilling to make counteroffers or negotiate. You’ll sell your home faster if you’re willing to consider offers below listing price.

How else can sellers bungle the sale of their home? Find two more reasons at the complete Realtor.com article here. And then give me a call so we can start selling your Southern Maryland home!

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