Avoid Some Common Mistakes When Selling Your Home

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Avoid Some Common Mistakes When Selling Your House

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Here are the most common mistakes people make when selling their house.

House Is Priced Too High

This will certainly turn buyers off, and you may have to make several contingencies or offer incentives in order to get buyers even interested in making an offer. While you may feel your home is special, asking more than the fair market value will usually get you nowhere.

House Is In Bad Condition

While your home in its current condition may work for you and your family, if there are obvious repairs that need to be made, or it is terribly outdated, fixing these problems will not only make it easier to market your home, but will also increase its value. In most cases this increase will be considerably greater than the money you put into making the changes.

House Is Being Marketed Incorrectly

When selling your home, there are no guarantees that the ultimate buyer will simply walk through the front door. In many cases you may have to bring your home to the buyer. Effective marketing will help ensure that your property receives maximum exposure to attract a ready, willing, and able buyer in the shortest period of time.

By adhering to the advice in these simple tips, you can avoid the biggest mistakes homeowners make when selling their homes, and the process will be smoother and more profitable in the long run.

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As an agent who’s an expert in this local area, (SE Wisconsin), I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It’s not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:

Find Your Next Home

You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter – not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home.

Sell Your Home

When it’s time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.

Consult on Home Selling Tactics

Oftentimes buyers don’t visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience – which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that’s sold fast.

Comments (14)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Diana - the home we love and live in is quite different than a house on the market for sale.  It's difficult for some to realize but it's important (and necessary) to make that important distinction.  

Feb 23, 2023 04:29 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Totally agree Michael Jacobs ... my house is "lived in" and my own -- I would have to make some changes if I were to sell it.

Feb 24, 2023 03:32 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Hello Diana Dahlberg these are important common mistakes to avoid when selling a home.

Feb 23, 2023 08:28 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Hopefully these tips will help a seller who is thinking of listing and selling there home in our upcoming spring market John Pusa 

Feb 24, 2023 03:33 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Feb 24, 2023 04:25 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Feb 24, 2023 06:54 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Hi Joe Jackson I am appreciative of your comments and that you took the time to read my blog. Thank you!

Feb 24, 2023 03:34 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Diana and thanks for sharing this with us here in the Rain.  Can I reblog this in the coming weeks?

Feb 24, 2023 07:31 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Absolutely you can reblog this Will Hamm ... that will bless me and I am honored that you think it is worthy. Thank you!

Feb 24, 2023 03:35 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Diana Dahlberg - you brought a lot of thought into this excellent post. They say hard work pays off and I am wishing you success, prosperity, good health, and happiness too!

Anyone moving to Kenosha County should contact you. You are the best!

Feb 24, 2023 02:31 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Awe, thank you Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP ... you always bless my socks off! 😇

Feb 24, 2023 03:26 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Diana Dahlberg - "Bless my socks off!" I love it!!! LOL

You have a great sense of humor too!

Feb 24, 2023 05:38 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good afternoon Diana,

I'm glad that Will Hamm  re-blogged your post as I missed it. I can see why anyone moving to Kenosha County should contact you for representation!

Mar 06, 2023 02:10 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Thank you Dorie Dillard Austin TX - I always appreciate an encouraging word from experts in the Rain!  

Mar 06, 2023 04:58 PM
Kimo Jarrett
Cyber Properties - Huntington Beach, CA
Pro Lifestyle Solutions

Recognizing the reality of a seller's circumstances relative to the location and condition of the property and its comparative market value is essential for the seller to comprehend in addition to selecting an agent with knowledge and skill to market and close on a transaction. This would avoid any seller mistakes, wouldn't it? 

Mar 07, 2023 11:17 PM
Diana Dahlberg


Mar 09, 2023 05:58 PM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Kimo Jarrett Every selling situation comes with unique circumstances and it takes all of the above to make it a successful sale!  Thank you for your comments.  Really appreciate you! Have a great week!

Mar 08, 2023 08:44 AM
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

Make sure the house is as clean and uncluttered as possible for showings...and BE SURE your agent uses a professional for the photos!

Mar 08, 2023 09:40 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Professional pictures are a MUST ... most of my listings are done by a professional.  Unless it is a property I can do without the need, as my photos are a close second!  IMHO

Mar 09, 2023 06:00 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ
Value Added Service, 602-620-2699 - Scottsdale, AZ
HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN

Excellent post - congrats on the feature Diana!  It's so important to create a great first impression.  I'm going on a listing appointment this afternoon and the first suggestion I have for them, already, is curb appeal.  When I drove by the other day, I couldn't see the house!  

Mar 08, 2023 12:15 PM
Diana Dahlberg

Hi Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ Great to hear from!  I still think of our lunch date in December 2022 with you, Ray Henson and Anna Banana! So fun! Thank you for your comments on my post -- you are an "Encourager"!

Mar 09, 2023 06:26 PM
Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ

It was such a fun time Diana!  Let us know when you're in town again ;) 

Mar 11, 2023 07:12 AM
Diana Dahlberg

Absolutely!  April 1 through April 10th instead of going to AZ to see my daughter, son, grandkids and great grandchildren ... I'm flying to Miami and meeting my daughter, Tammy -- and we are going on a Caribbean Cruise!  WOW!  I'm more than elated.  10 days alone with my daughter! Enjoy your weekend Jan Green - Scottsdale, AZ 

Mar 11, 2023 02:04 PM
Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944
eXp Realty LLC Salina Group - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Excellent  Information. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day and a blessed weekend.

Mar 10, 2023 01:40 AM
Diana Dahlberg
1 Month Realty - Pleasant Prairie, WI
Real Estate in Kenosha, WI since 1994 262-308-3563

Thanks Charles Ross - (785)-819-6944 I appreciate you stopping by and reading my blog.  I hope you enjoy the upcoming weekend as well!  ps: we had 8 inches of snow fall since last night.  Yeah!!!  

Mar 10, 2023 09:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Diana, excellent advice to homeowners contemplating selling their home.  They should just call you, they will be fine.

May 07, 2023 12:16 PM
Diana Dahlberg

In today's market, getting a listing seems to be the most challenging.  The reasons are numerous and i understand them all.  Nevertheless, Listings are still the Name of the Game!

May 08, 2023 06:23 AM