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Top 5 Mistakes When Selling a Home in Greater Boston

Hey there, Boston home sellers. Hilary Dunlavey here, your go-to realtor in the Greater Boston Area. The Boston market is hot, but even in a seller's market, mistakes can happen. So today, I'm sharing my top five mistakes to avoid when selling your Greater Boston home to ensure a smooth and successful transaction.

Mistake number one, pricing for fantasy, not reality. We all love our homes, but don't let emotions cloud your judgment. Overpricing is a major red flag for buyers. Partner with a local agent like myself to get a data-driven comparative market analysis to set a competitive and realistic asking price.

Mistake number two, going solo on this journey. Selling a home is complex. Don't underestimate the power of experience. A seasoned Boston real estate agent can handle negotiations, marketing, paperwork and so much more, freeing you up to focus on the move itself.

Mistake number three, skipping the staging magic. First impressions are crucial. A staged home, decluttered and arranged for flow, creates a wider appeal to help buyers envision their future in your space. Let's face it, most people can't see past clutter and personal belongings.

Mistake number four, ignoring minor repairs. Those leaky faucets and creaky doors you've been meaning to fix, buyers will notice. Take care of these minor repairs to avoid turning off potential buyers and potentially impacting your final offer.

Mistake number five, not being flexible with showings. The Boston market moves fast. Be prepared to accommodate showings, even with short notice. Flexibility goes a long way in attracting serious buyers and getting your home sold quickly.

And bonus tip, communication is key. Stay in touch with your agent throughout the selling process. Ask questions, voice any concerns and be open to feedback. A strong agent-seller relationship is critical for a successful outcome.

By avoiding these mistakes and partnering with a local expert like myself, you can navigate the Boston market with confidence and achieve your selling goals. Remember, I'm here to guide you every step of the way. So, if you're thinking about selling, reach out today for a free consultation. Let's get you moving.


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