By Jay Sekulow
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Independent voices from the TWT Communities
House hunters in the Washington area, eager to lock in a housing payment at today's low mortgage rates, are bumping up against an unexpected obstacle: competition.
Just as every home is different, every marketing plan to sell a home must be different, too.
The location, the time of year, the economy — these are just some of the factors that can impede the sale of a property. But talk to Realtors, and they say one of the biggest impediments to successful sales often is the homeowners themselves — particularly the ones who are trying the most to be helpful.
Some of the most important information for prospective homebuyers, such as the reputation of the local school and crime rates, is data Realtors are not allowed to share under fair-housing laws. A good agent, however, will tell clients where they can find the information they desire.
While inexperienced homebuyers often share stories of their naive mistakes, home sellers make their share of missteps, too. Some seller errors can be minor and may mean a slower sale or perhaps the loss of a small amount of money, but others can sabotage a sale. Here are some of the biggest mistakes home sellers make and how they can be avoided.