Selling a Pittsburg CA home in 2020 – avoid these common mistakes

May 31, 2022
happy home purchasers who recently acquired a house
Home buyers who have been patiently waiting for the lock-down situation to end for the past few months are now coming into the market, ready to find new homes.

They understand that due to the pandemic they must take precautionary measures and follow the rules when touring homes, but they’re willing to do so.

In fact, they’re very willing. Agents across the U.S. are reporting multiple offers within 2 or 3 days of taking new listings.

Does that mean your house will sell quickly, even if it is over priced or not presented well? No.

Even in a red-hot market, some seller mistakes will prevent a Pittsburg, CA house from selling.

The most common of those mistakes are:
  1. Over pricing
  2. Poor presentation – failure to do the fix-up, clean-up, and de-cluttering activities their agents recommend.
  3. Being present during showings
  4. Putting limits on days and times for showing
  5. Insisting on 24- hour notice for showings
  6. Failing to negotiate low offers
  7. And of course – choosing the wrong agent

If you’re thinking of selling…

Before you choose a Pittsburg, CA agent, interview the agent, read his or her testimonials and agent bio, ask to see sales statistics, look at how he or she markets listings, pay attention to how quickly your calls are returned, and ask about the agency’s cancellation policy. You should have the right to cancel if you are not happy with the service.

And don’t forget: Choose an agent who knows your local real estate market and can accurately advise you. Now is not the time to do a favor by listing with a friend or relative in a different city. Once you’ve chosen the right agent, listen to your agent’s advice.

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