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Selling Your Home? Ditch These Habits

Real Estate Agent with Re/Max Masterpiece Realty

When it comes to selling your home, there are things you can do that will make the process easier. On the flip side, there are also things that can make the process more difficult, stressful, and time-consuming, or even put your home sale in jeopardy.

So, what things shouldn’t you do if you’re trying to sell your home?

recent article from realtor.com:  https://www.realtor.com/advice/sell/home-selling-habits-to-ditch-before-they-sabotage-your-sale/ outlined habits homeowners need to ditch if they want to successfully sell their home, including:

  • Forgoing concessions. In a seller’s market, many sellers feel that they have the upper hand. But while you may have the advantage, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to do anything to woo buyers. Being completely unwilling to negotiate can turn away potential buyers, and could make the process of selling your home take longer, or even cost you money. So, if a buyer requests a concession, try to be flexible and consider their request.
  • Pricing your home too high. Obviously, you want to sell your home for as much as possible. But overpricing your home can make it significantly harder to sell. Home listings get the most activity the first 30 days after hitting the market. If your home is priced too high, buyers may ignore it, and the longer your home sits on the market, the more likely you are to get lowball offers since buyers see that it’s not selling. If you want to successfully sell your home, make sure to list your house at a realistic and reasonable price.
  • Leaving your pets home during a showing. You love your pets, but not everyone is an animal lover. Leaving your pets at home during showings can be a major turnoff for some buyers, even to the point of not wanting to tour your home. It may take some scheduling and arranging, but it’s worth doing what you can to make sure your pets are out of the house so all buyers can feel comfortable looking at your home.


Anna Chroscicki with RE/MAX Masterpiece Realty

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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Anna, great advice to Sellers wanting to jump into today's market!

Apr 16, 2024 05:03 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

Those are two excellent tips Anna Chroscicki . People do tend to go crazy in a hot market.

Apr 16, 2024 06:32 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

Definitely pets need to leave ...  it is stressful to the pets to stay in the house while it is being shown

Apr 16, 2024 07:30 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Anne. Listing agents should understand "you can't fix stupid". That said it does not mean you should not explain avoiding stupid mistakes. The biggest on is the presence of pets for a showing. Like Lise Howe suggested it stresses buyers out and out they want to go. Enjoy your day.

Apr 17, 2024 04:38 AM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

Leaving the pets home is just stupid on soooooo many levels. I usually blame the listing agent for not having the balls to tell the seller NO

Apr 17, 2024 06:43 AM
Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

It’s a great post. Thank you for sharing.


Have a super fantastic week!

Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Apr 17, 2024 11:01 AM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker
Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.
Apr 21, 2024 05:46 AM