Top 4 Common Challenges of Selling Your Home

Top 4 Common Challenges of Selling Your Home

Before putting homes for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton on the market, make sure to hire a good agent who will help you familiarize yourself with some of the common challenges of selling a home and ways to help you avoid or overcome them.

As a seller, it is better to address these issues early on for a smoother selling process.

Here are some common obstacles home sellers experience that can be resolved with the help of a good real estate agent:

1. Local market conditions

Before deciding to sell your home to buyers looking for Shadow Cliff Pleasanton homes for sale, you have to understand the current type of real estate market in your area. Remember that the local real estate market conditions can play a big role in whether your home sells.

A buyer’s market is one in which the buyers have the advantage over the sellers since there are plenty of homes on the market to choose from and sellers compete for the buyer’s attention. On the other hand, a seller’s market is the opposite. Your agent is the perfect person to educate you on the current market conditions in your area and the best marketing strategy.

2. Selling price of the home

There is no crystal ball that can tell you what your home will sell for in any particular market setting. The speed of the sale of your home is largely dependent on the proper pricing of the home from the start.

Overpricing your home can lead to devastating consequences. I liken it to chasing a ball rolling down a hill. You can probably eventually catch it at some point, but it is a much longer process and would have been best to not roll the ball down the hill in the first place!

Keep in mind that the initial asking price of  a home is very important. If you set the price too high, you will cut out a segment of buyers that might be able to come up to your price, but the higher list price would turn them away immediately. Your home will not receive many inquiries and showings and your chance of multiple offers is much less. If your home sits on the market for several months, buyers will begin to wonder what is wrong with the home.

If you price your home right from the start, you will get lots of interested buyers and appointments for showings during the first two weeks and sell faster and likely at your desired price, but you’ll let the market drive your price to that number.

3. Location and neighborhood

Your home’s location and neighborhood are important factors in real estate valuation. In our Pleasanton CA real estate market, homes that are older can sell as quickly as newer homes.  With very little brand new inventory in Pleasanton, home owners here are likely to have taken good care of their homes in many situations.

Since our schools here of are such excellent quality and every neighborhood is quite desireable, boosting your curb appeal and pricing is correctly advisable in order to be competitive. You also need to listen to the advice of your agent who has experience in dealing with real estate for sale in Shadow Cliff Pleasanton.

4. Closing time

It is normal for a homeowner to develop a strong emotional attachment to their property. This could become a challenge if you have a hard time letting go of your home. Try to deal with those emotions early on for the best results in selling your home.

If you decide to sell your home, you have to be ready to let it go. Your memories go with you wherever you go and creating new memories is part of our journey in life.

It will be more difficult to negotiate with buyers if you are still attached to your property. You need to detach from your home so can easily sell it.

The best way to avoid and handle all these obstacles is by hiring a seasoned real estate agent who already has extensive experience in selling homes in Pleasanton.

Check out for more home selling ideas, and for a free market evaluation of your home in Shadow Cliff.

If you are looking for a Pleasanton luxury REALTOR® who can help you sell or buy your dream luxury home, call me, Rhonda Fee, at 925-200-0827. You can also text 925-660-7110 with any of these codes: seller411, buyer411 or homesearch. With my extensive experience and knowledge of the Pleasanton luxury real estate market, combined with a track record of satisfied clients, your next transaction will be the best move you’ve ever made!

Rhonda Fee

I am a REALTOR @ Aspire Realty Services
4713 First St. #285,
Pleasanton, CA 94566
My clients are my business; without them my business can’t exist. I work very hard for the money I earn and pride myself on never pushing a client to make a decision when they are not ready. The process is about them, not me.

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