Mistakes people make while selling houses

Mistakes people make while selling houses

Trying to sell your home in Nigeria, especially when you’ve not done it before – can be really time-consuming and also emotionally challenging. No one will want to put time and energy into anything and not want the process to end well the same with real estate. All home sellers have the ultimate goal of seeing their property sell quickly and at a high profit. Yet in many cases, houses can languish for months on the property market with little to show for the time and effort.  This could be due to some common mistakes on the part of the home seller.

There are so many factors that add up to the success of a sale but for that to happen you need to avoid some common errors. To help you with that, keep the following home selling mistakes in Nigeria in mind so you get to maximize your profits and sell your house more quickly.

Selling your home on your own

In Nigeria, you often see homeowners choosing to sell their property on their own, hoping to save the fees associated with a real estate agent. Yet this can end up being a costly mistake. A real estate agent will be able to do adequate research on your property and also helping you with the process.  Selling your home alone could end up costing you more than if you had hired an agent if you don’t know what you’re doing.

Working with the wrong real estate agent

There are a lot of incompetent agents all around so you need to be careful who you hand over your property to. If you hire a realtor that is inexperienced or who doesn’t have your best interest in mind it could seriously hinder the sale of your home. The wrong agent can badly price your home pursue a limited marketing campaign or waste time with buyers who are less than serious. It’s worth taking the time to compare your options and find a good real estate agent to work with.

Overpricing your property

This might seem the right idea at first but it can backfire by reducing your potential clients. If you hire a competent real estate agent, you won’t have to worry about overpricing your property as he/she will be able to advise you about the right price for your building.


You need to talk to a professional before you upgrade your home. some people in Nigeria decide to upgrade their homes before selling without talking to a real estate agent.  Some go overboard with repairs and renovations and eventually lose money. Spending too much on renovations could backfire, and you may never recoup this investment.

Not advertising your house sale

You need to market your home if you plan on selling it. You could have the most desired property in your neighborhood but if no one knows it is on sale, it won’t attract any buyers. Use a variety of advertising methods to help entice buyers, including ads in newspapers, signage outside your home, word of mouth advertising, and internet listings.

Not being flexible

If you are trying to sell your property in Nigeria, you need to be flexible. If you are trying to reach out to a wide range of potential buyers, you will need to employ some form of flexibility to close the sale. You need to be flexible when you are examining offers. Instead of flat-out refusing them, you could try making counter-offers to negotiate a win-win situation.

Not reading the contract

Selling a house can be tedious when it comes to the financial and legal side of it. You should make sure you read all the documents regarding the sale of your property. After you’ve signed this legal document, you must abide by all of its terms and conditions. Be sure that you read through the full contract thoroughly, going through it with a solicitor before you sign anything.

Why you need a house in Mowe

Why you need a house in Mowe

Finally, to find the right kind of property, the one that is your dream and doesn’t come with a set of unpleasant surprises, you should work with a realtor you can trust. Bluestone Shelter Prime Estate usually have undergone a lot of training and have experience in dealing with buyers. They explain to you how buying property in the Mowe works and assist you when it comes to the paperwork, closing costs, and other details.

Furthermore, real estate agents know your new home town very well. They know which areas are perfect for young, single people, and which would make a great new home for families, as well as which neighborhoods you should avoid when buying property in the Lagos. At the end of the day, they can find exactly the type of property that you might be looking for and help you negotiate a good price for your new home-to-be.

Finding Your Dream Home

Finding Your Dream Home

Bluestone Shelter Prime Estate have reliable and professional real estate agents that will save you a lot of time and nerves, you can also decide which neighborhoods you prefer and what type of real estate you are looking for, of course, we will give you some pointers about buying property in Mowe. But at the end of the day, it is up to you to decide whether you want to live in an apartment, single-family home, or mansion.

So try to gather information on our real estate market before buying property anywhere else. This should also include average housing costs, allowing you to come up with a budget for your purchase (do not forget to account for closing fees and other costs). If you do this, we will have a much easier time finding the right type of property for you.

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