Common Home Selling Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them – Part 1

Summer is the perfect time to sell your home.  Vernon’s real estate market is heating up and many buyers are interested in finding their perfect home.  As a seller it is a great time to take advantage of these factors and list your home.  Before putting your home up for sale, I would like to discuss the following common selling mistakes and help you find ways to avoid them.

Photo Choice

One of the most common selling mistakes that I continually see is the seller using poor photos to advertise their home online.  In today’s real estate market, an online marketing portfolio is a must if you want to attract a wide range of interested buyers.  In order to attract interest, your photos should be:

  • Crisp and clear, well-lit and in focus.
  • Highlight the main selling features of your home such as views, large windows, spacious decks, and any renovations that you have done.
  • Showcase the rooms to give the potential buyers a good idea of the features of your home.

Here’s the deal:

Because of the importance of an online marketing portfolio you may want to consider hiring a professional photographer.

Clutter Free

Another common mistake is the seller not decluttering and depersonalizing their home before showing it.  A properly staged home is a home that sells.  No buyer wants to view a home full of your personal items, instead they want to envision how their furniture and belongings will fit into your space.  Give them that opportunity and remove as much clutter and personalized items as possible before your next open house.

Repair It

Do not just list your home in the shape it is in right now.  This common selling mistake can either open you up to having to bargain on the price of your home or destroy a potential sale, depending upon the type of repair and the overall condition of your home.  Before listing your home, inspect both the interior and the exterior of your home for any areas that need touching-up or repaired.


The more work you do before listing, the more attractive your home will be to a prospective buyer because no one wants to pay full market value for a fixer upper or a home with a whole bunch of projects

By avoiding these common selling mistakes, you should be able to find the right buyer for your home and sell your property for full market value.  If you would like more information on this topic or are interested in selling your home on the Vernon real estate market, please contact me today.  I would love to be a part of your sales team and look forward to working with you soon.



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