Common Home Selling Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them – Part 2

Selling your home is a little more involved than just putting a for sale sign in your front yard.  Without the right information, forethought and guidance, your home may not sell.  As your premier agent specializing in the Vernon real estate market, I would like to outline more common selling mistakes and how you as a seller can avoid them.

Price it Right

One of the quickest ways to keep your home on Vernon’s real estate market indefinitely is by overpricing your home.  Everyone wants full dollar for their home, but for it to be an attractive offer to a potential buyer, you are going to have to price it competitively.  The easiest way to price your home is to look at comparable homes that are for sale or have sold in and around your neighbourhood.

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By using the comparable home method, you should be able to price your home competitively and at a price that will attract buyers.

Use an Agent

Thinking about selling your home on your own?  This may be the biggest selling mistake that a seller can make.  The right real estate agent will sell your home faster and at full market value.  A real estate agent will help you with the often overlooked but important aspects of selling your home:

  • Set up open houses and private showings of your home.
  • Network with other agents to attract a wide range of interested buyers.
  • Help you with your online real estate portfolio.
  • Take care of all paperwork, subjects, and can explain any confusing terms.

Keep an Open Mind

When selling your home, you must maintain an open mind on all offers that come your way.  Sure, everyone hopes that their home becomes a bidding war amongst buyers, but you may have to be willing to negotiate and entertain offers that at first may not look all that appealing.  Too many times have I watched a potential sale fall apart because the seller is not willing to consider the offer.


Any offer, even one that you may perceive as a low ball should be taken seriously.  Keep in mind that you can always counteroffer and negotiate a price that you feel is more acceptable, or you can just walk away.

With a competitively priced home and the right agent, you should be able to sell your home quickly and at market value while at the same time, avoiding any of the previously mentioned selling pitfalls.  If you would like more information on these or other common home selling mistakes or are thinking about selling your home on Vernon’s real estate market, please contact me today.  I would love to help you turn that for sale sign into a sold one today.




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