Common Selling Mistakes and How to Avoid Them – Part 2

With so much positive feedback from the previous discussion on common selling mistakes and ways to avoid them, I felt that a second installment on this topic would be pertinent and helpful.  As your premier Brea realtor, here is a follow up on more common selling mistakes and ways that you can avoid them.

Poor Staging Selection

If your home is not staged properly, it will not sell as quickly, or it may sell below market value.  Potential buyers want to envision their lifestyle and belongings in your space, so be sure to give them that at your next open house.  Try to strive for continuity in all rooms of your home and try to open each room to showcase the floorplan of your home.

Here’s the Deal:

We understand the importance of a properly staged home, so we offer free professional staging for every home we sell at no extra charge. We want the buyers to say “Wow” when they open the door at your next open house.

Not Hiring a Professional

If you are thinking about trying to sell your home on your own, you may want to reconsider.  Without a professional real estate agent, you are taking on a lot of responsibilities.  An expert will help you with:

  • Knowing the local real estate market and where your home fits within it.
  • Properly pricing your home for a quick sale without leaving money on the table.
  • Creating your own online marketing portfolio with effective pictures.
  • Properly staging your home to attract potential buyers.

The right real estate agent will be able to do all these jobs and more so that you can focus on packing and finding your next home and not worry about these details.

Not Being Realistic

Part of selling your home is understanding that you are going to have to be willing to negotiate and be realistic about this process.  Most potential buyers are going to hire a home inspector to see if there are any major problems with your home.  If any major repairs or problems are discovered, you are going to have to either address them or be prepared to bargain.  Be realistic about the bargaining process or you may watch a potential sale fall through and the buyer walk away.

Other Common Selling Mistakes

Other common mistakes that sellers can make include:

  • Hovering at open houses or crowding interested buyers.
  • Keeping too many personal items in their home.
  • Having pets in the house when it is being shown.
  • Not willing to move on their asking price.

By understanding these common selling mistakes, you will be able to effectively list and sell your home at or near market value.  If you are interested in other common selling mistakes or are thinking about listing your home on the Brea real estate market, please contact me today.  I would love to help you turn that for sale sign into a sold one.  I look forward to working with you soon.



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