COMMON SELLER MISTAKES TO AVOID
You want to quickly sell your home for a high price. But
sometimes your actions (or inactions) have the opposite
outcome, leaving the listing lingering on the market. Here are
common missteps to avoid when listing your property for sale.
SETTING A PRICE WITHOUT MARKET DATA
A REALTOR® has access to accurate market data that show what buyers in your market are willing
to spend for houses like yours. Ignoring such data because you want to make a certain amount of
money can make your house hard—maybe impossible—to sell.
Your REALTOR® can offer suggestions for ways to make your property accessible, but start with
flexible time periods that make it easy for buyers to visit on their terms. Prospective buyers won’t
make an offer if they can’t visit your home.
IGNORING EASY IMPROVEMENTS
Adding fresh paint or installing new carpet can be affordable ways to make your property more
appealing. And taking care of simple repairs, such as fixing a leaky faucet or squeaky door,
suggests to buyers that the property has been well maintained.
USING POOR PICTURES ONLINE
How are your listing photos? With most buyers starting their home search online, it’s important for
your photos to be enticing. Your REALTOR® can guide you to photographers who specialize in real
estate photography or give you some suggestions for different angles or features to showcase.
A REALTOR® will help you identify ways to market
your home and attract buyers, so you can sell it
quickly and for a fair price.
Courtesy of Texas Realtors.