Avoid these 5 mistakes when selling your home in The Woodlands

Real Estate Agent with Chevaux Group Realtor, The Woodlands and Spring


Avoid these 5 mistakes when selling your home in The Woodlands

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Selling your house in The Woodlands current market can be tricky but there are 5 big mistakes an owner can make.  Any one of these mistakes will cause a home in The Woodlands to sit without a single decent Offer, causing the listing to go stale.  Make sure you are not making one of these 5 mistakes when putting your home on the market. 


  • Overpricing.  Avoid overpricing at all costs!  Be realistic about your asking price and know The Woodlands market.  Looking at the list price of similar houses on the market to get an idea of what you should ask for your property.   Also remember that your real estate agent can also give you an expert opinion based on experience and comparables.
  • Neglecting Repairs.  Obvious problems with a home will cause a buyer to think that your Woodlands home was not properly maintained.   It may cost some money but repairing things like holes in the walls, broken light fixtures or missing tiles can change a buyer’s entire attitude about a property.  Look at your home as though you were a prospective buyer – from the first thing the buyer sees (the landscaping and the front door area) to the crawl space.  Remedy anything that needs to be corrected BEFORE putting it on the market.
  • Ignoring Curb Appeal.  Overgrown and unweeded yards can cause potential buyers to drive right by your Woodlands home.   Take the time to walk across the stree and honestly look at your house — and then make any and all necessary adjustments.   If you need a landscape company in The Woodlands, I always recommend Colorful Environments, (281)370-4769.


  • Those Foul Odors.  Strong food smells, pets and cigarettes are an immediate turn off to buyers.  Even if you are used to the smell, others entering your house will not be.   Make certain you eliminate any foul odors by airing out the house, smoking only outdoors and putting away the litter box(es) before an open house or showing.


  • Refusing Showings.  Part of your 'job' of selling your home is to make sure your home is available for showings.  I know we all can get busy with our personal lives but being ill is about the only excuse you should have to not show your home.


Listing and showing your home does require some work but avoiding these mistakes will help shorten the amount of time your home is on the market.   Several of these mistakes have an easy fix and are easy to prevent.

Please email @ or call me (281)620-4899 if you want to find out what you can do to make your home stand out in The Woodlands.


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  • #1 Best Selling master-planned community in the state of Texas
  • 27 miles North of Houston
  • 16 miles from George Bush Intercontinental Airport
  • Close to I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road
  • Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavillion outdoor amphitheater 
  • 190 miles of hike and bike trails
  • Exemplary public schools and Acclaimed private schools
  • Ranked one of the top 10 safest communities in Texas
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Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information thanks for sharing.  I think those tips would work well in East Dallas.

Feb 11, 2014 02:16 AM
Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Great article and we just can't sing this song enough.  Listen to Pippa . . . she knows how to sell a house!

Feb 11, 2014 03:15 AM
Roy Kelley
Retired - Gaithersburg, MD

I was looking for your current blogs. I hope all is going well for you.

Mar 25, 2015 11:47 PM