9 Silly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Listing’s Potential


    There are nine crucial mistakes all sellers should avoid when putting their home on the market.


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    Putting a home on the market is a complex ordeal. As such, there are a lot of things that can go wrong. Today we would like to highlight nine silly things that can sabotage your home sale so that you can avoid making these mistakes when it comes time to sell, yourself:

    1. Cords hanging from your mounted television. 

    2. An unkept yard. Curb appeal is a real thing. This is why we encourage our buyers to drive by any home they’re interested in before we schedule a showing. If your yard is not mowed and is full of weeds, that can send a strong message to the buyer about the inside of the home.

    3. A dingy front door. On average, it takes a Realtor about 30 seconds to retrieve the key and unlock the door to your home. During that time, the buyer is taking it all in. Painting your front door and adding a wreath, welcome mat, or pot of flowers can go a long way in sending a message to the buyers that you care.

    4. Pet odor. Pet owners often become so used to the smell of their animal that they do not notice it at all. However, potential buyers will absolutely take note of any unpleasant odors that may persist in a home. If you have pets, make sure to clean your carpets and furniture before putting your property on the market.

    When buyers enter a property for the first time, they need to be able to visualize the home’s potential.

    5. Cobwebs around the home. 
    6. Poorly arranged furniture. When buyers enter a property for the first time, they need to be able to visualize the home’s potential. They should be able to imagine what their furniture will look like within the space, and poorly arranged furniture will make this difficult.
    7. Multiple junk drawers and crammed cabinets. Buyers love storage space. So while you can get away with one junk drawer, it is important to make sure that you are exhibiting your home’s storage potential to the fullest capacity. Buyers want to make sure there is enough room for their things8. Overfilled closets. Once again, it is critical to make buyers feel as if your home has a lot of available storage. A packed, messy closet will do the opposite of this.9. Cluttered countertops. You need to show all potential counter space that your home has to offer. The kitchen is one of the most important rooms in the house.

    It’s the littlest things that make the biggest difference to homebuyers. This is why we give our clients a thorough consultation, information about staging, storage, and cleaning to help you get more money for your home. If you have any other questions or you’re interested in buying or selling a home yourself, feel free to give us a call or send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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