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If you’re looking to sell property fast, you’ll no doubt want to do everything in your power to make sure that your home is as attractive to buyers as possible. The truth is, though, that homeowners often make basic mistakes when selling property that could scupper their chances of a quick sale.

Are you making these mistakes? Have a read of the three most common ones to help boost your chances of a quick sale.

1. Failing to manage expectations

When you sell a property, it can be tempting to exaggerate the asking price in the hope of improving your return. In reality, you may end up putting potential buyers off. Be sure to get an accurate valuation before selling: it’ll give you a better idea of what to expect, as well as demonstrating honesty to potential buyers.

2. Forgetting basic maintenance

Take an objective look around your home: if you were looking for a new property, what would you think? Are there maintenance tasks that you can complete before selling, such as repainting or fixing broken fittings? Prospective buyers will be comparing multiple properties, and if yours need a lot of work in their eyes, you may well miss out on a sale.

3. Not marketing enough

There’s no denying that estate agent fees can seem expensive – but trying to market and sell your property yourself can be a false economy. Most of us wouldn’t consider fixing a gas boiler ourselves, choosing to call in the professionals instead – so why should selling a property be any different? Estate agents can be experts who know the market, have access to the major online property portals and can focus their attention on getting the best possible price for your property – and it’ll free up your valuable time too.

Selling a property is a complex task that can involve a great deal of work. It may be tempting to take shortcuts or assume that the seemingly small details don’t really matter – but by focusing on avoiding these common mistakes, you’ll give yourself the very best possible chance of achieving the sale that you really want.

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