Top Four Mistakes You Can Do When Selling Your House in Lakeland FL

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Top Four Mistakes You Can Do When Selling Your House in Lakeland Florida

If you are thinking of selling your Lakeland FL housedo make sure that you avoid committing the four worst mistakes a homeowner can ever commit. These mistakes have been listed below in no particular order.

Your asking price is too high.

  • Too much sentimental attachment may have blinded you to the real or actual market value of your house in Lakeland FL today.
  • Your home may be worth that much, but you are not willing to invest first in essential repair and remodeling.
  • You received bad advice from well-meaning but misinformed individuals, and unfortunately you took that advice.
  • You owe that much money and you think that if you wait long enough, someone will come along and buy your Lakeland FL house at the price you are asking for.

Whatever your reason is for attaching too high a price tag to your house, the ending remains the same. You willnot be able to sell.

Your house is in a state of disrepair.

  • You do not have the time to get the repair done.
  • You are in an urgent need to leave and relocate and as such have to put up your house in the market right away.
  • You do not have enough funds to afford having repairs and remodeling done.

Most homebuyers would avoid purchasing a home requiring too much repair as that would mean extra expenditure on their part. No matter how great the location of your Lakeland FL house is, its current state or condition still matters. Sure, it’s possible that someone would buy your home sooner or later but rest assured that your house won’t be the homebuyer’s first choice.

You choose the wrong marketing strategy.

  • You targeted the wrong market when selling your house in Lakeland FL. A mansion, for instance, is something that only affluent individuals would be willing and able to purchase. Selling it to a struggling college student is naturally a big mistake. This may be an exaggeration, but at least you get the point don’t you?
  • You choose the wrong marketing tactics. Selling your Lakeland Florida house over at Facebook and Twitter is a good move if, for instance, your target market are married couples and singles in their twenties to forties.  But if it’s the baby boomers you want, then surveys show that the majority of them is still largely unaware or disinclined to use the aforementioned social media services.
  • You choose the wrong agent.

Perhaps the biggest mistake you can commit, however, is choosing the wrong agent to help you sell your house in Lakeland FL. As the agent will be in charge ofeverything that has to do with selling your house, everything will just as easily fall apart since you’ve entrusted the job to the wrong person.

This article was originally posted on my website at

I hope you found this post useful! If you need help finding or selling your Lakeland, Florida home, please contact Petra Norris - REALTOR(R) at 863-619-6918. If you’re new to Lakeland, I’d especially like to extend a warm welcome. I value my clients and provide them with honest, reliable service. Allow me to introduce you to the Lakeland FL real estate landscape and all it has to offer.


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Jay Jones
Keller Williams Tri-Lakes - Branson, MO

Great tips and think these would apply to anybody wanting to sell their home. Nice post Petra!

Jul 08, 2012 06:43 AM #1
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Petra - Thank you for sharing detailed quality information on top four mistakes you can do when selling your house in Lakeland FL.

Jul 08, 2012 09:08 AM #2
Ginny Gorman
RI Real Estate Services ~ 401-529-7849~ RI Waterfront Real Estate - North Kingstown, RI
Homes for Sale in North Kingstown RI and beyond

Petra, it is the challenge for sellers to be objective about their house which is why they should reach out to a Lakeland FL short sale agent to help them through the process of pricing right and then selling their home!

Jul 08, 2012 09:37 AM #3
Silvia Dukes PA, Broker Associate, CRS, CIPS, SRES
Tropic Shores Realty - Ich spreche Deutsch! - Spring Hill, FL
Florida Waterfront and Country Club Living
Hi Petra, there are many mistakes a seller could make but the right agent such as you would make sure that her seller is on the right track to a successful sale!
Jul 08, 2012 11:45 AM #4
Bas Panch
SCV Home Buyer - Valencia, CA

Hi Petra,

This is excellent advice and information. I agree that one of the worst mistakes you can make is hiring the wrong agent. That's why sellers should be sure to hire someone reputable and experienced such as yourself. Keep up the good work as a top Lakeland FL short sale agent!

Jul 09, 2012 01:57 PM #5
Katerina Gasset
Get It Done For Me Virtual Services - Wellington, FL
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Hello Petra,I just want to say Congratulation.This blog spot definitely shows your expertise and well experienced Lakeland Fl Short Sale Agent. I think the worst decision a client could ever do is choose a wrong agent to guide them through out the selling process of their property.Thanks for the share! 

Jul 10, 2012 07:00 AM #6
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