Don't Make These Mistakes When Selling Your Home!

Real Estate Agent with Southwest Missouri Realty

Are you thinking about selling your home? Selling a home in Springfield, MO can be challenging, especially when it is a for sale by owner. Don’t get caught up by these common seller mistakes.

1. Incorrect Pricing: Price is determined by the market, price it accordingly the first time. If the price is too high, others will choose the comparable houses before yours. This may result in a price reduction and the loss of several potential buyers. On the other hand, if it is priced too low, your potential profit will fall. Working with a real estate agent with help you to determine the right price for your home.

2. Putting your home on the market before it’s ready: Get your home ready to sell by doing your pre-sale work first before listing it. Little things like painting, new carpet, declutter, etc. will help the home be more attractive to buyers.

3. Stretching out buyer negotiations: It is important to reply immediately to an offer. Don't wait around thinking about it. When a buyer makes an offer they are immediately in the mood to buy. Don’t lose the buyer on the sale just because you stall in replying.

4. Getting Too Emotional: When you decide to sell, you must accept that the home is no longer yours. You may have to do some cosmetic work or staging of your home for potential buyers. This may be difficult but don’t take it personal.

5. Selling without a professional: Surveys show that for sale by owners often net less from the sale than sellers who use real estate agents. Also, it may take longer to find the right buyer. Avoid these costly mistakes by letting us help you handle the sale of your home. We know the ins and outs of selling homes and can get you the right buyer for your home.



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About The Authors:  Betty Knowles is a full-time REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty in Springfield, MO She also served as President of Women’s Council Of REALTORS® in Southwest Missouri.  Betty’s genuine passion is helping people buy and sell homes in Springfield, Ozark, Nixa, and surrounding communities.  

John Knowles is likewise a REALTOR® with Southwest Missouri Realty and a member of the Greater Springfield Board of REALTORS®.  John is also a FAA part 107 certified drone pilot to get those amazing shots and videos of our properties! 


Together this dynamic team makes up TeamKnowles REALTORS®, Spouses Selling Houses!  They are dedicated to doing what it takes to sell your home in the greater Springfield real estate market, or help you purchase a home that fits your particular needs. Give TeamKnowles a call today; you’ll be glad you did!


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Comments (2)

Anne Corbin
Long and Foster - Lake Anna - Spotsylvania, VA
Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia

Great reminders for sellers. I sometimes feel like we should take our clients along to show them ONE day in the life of a realtor. They might then understand how important your list is.

Jan 08, 2020 07:03 AM
Betty Knowles

Very true!!

Jan 08, 2020 07:20 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Betty, great tips for Sellers, and especially overpricing a home.   Hope your post attracts new Sellers.

Jan 08, 2020 07:38 AM
Betty Knowles

Thanks Joan and I hope you have a blessed and successful year!

Jan 08, 2020 10:19 AM