Selling your home in Oregon yourself is a great way to avoid paying broker fees, but you have to go about it the right way. With every move you make, you should ensure that you do not head down a disastrous path.

Freshome acts as a guide to help you reach your destination. Use their tips to maximize your time, energy and investment.

Poor photos

You have lots of photos of your home, both the inside and the outside. That said, your current photos may be of poor quality or fail to capture the true essence and selling points of your property. Consult with (or outright hire) a professional photographer to decide on the best angle and lighting to attract potential buyers.

Pricing your home too high (or too low)

These days, it is easy for people to determine the actual value of your home, so be sure you list a fair price. Your home may have grown in value since you first purchased it, but you have to show where that value is. Have you made improvements? Is the neighborhood more desirable? Having your home valued and assessed by a professional is a good idea.

Failing to stage for interested buyers

Take a moment to walk through your home with a buyer’s eyes before a showing. Besides straightening up and scrubbing down, take out time to remove personal effects like family photos. You want to make it as easy as possible for interested individuals to imagine themselves living in your home, which may prove difficult when it is so apparent that someone else already lives there.

This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.