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Selling a Home? Here Are 5 Mistakes to Avoid


Around 5 million homes are sold each year, and from the outside, it looks effortless. If you’re selling your home or have sold a home in the past though, you know it isn’t. You hear lots of advice about what you should do, but it’s the same old words of wisdom.

If you want to know the best way to sell, look at the common mistakes people make. Learn what doesn’t work when selling a home, and you’ll avoid the same mistakes as everyone else.

Discover these home selling tips to help you through the process, below.

Price it Right

One of the most common mistakes home sellers make is not putting the right price on their house. Either they price it too high, or they price it too low, leaving them stuck.

But to find a price that is “just right” you’ll want to do some research on homes in your area.

Find out the prices of other houses in your neighborhood by researching online or contacting a local real estate agent. By knowing your market, you can settle on something that’s reasonable for your home.

Don’t Sell the House Yourself

When it comes to selling a home it’s important to remember that you are not alone. You don’t have to try and do everything yourself.

Hiring a real estate agent can be an invaluable resource and source of support throughout the entire home selling process. These agents know the business better and can navigate the real estate world for you. With the help of a professional, you’ll be able to sell faster and easier.

Prepare for Showings

Some homeowners don’t prepare their house for showings, which can be a huge mistake.


Organizing, decluttering, and repairs are often things realtors will suggest. Another suggestion that can make a big impact is staging. If you’re able to, staging has a positive effect on a house’s time on the market.

Don’t Underestimate Curb Appeal

One costly mistake home seller’s make is not working on curb appeal. They don’t realize how critical it can be to draw in buyers!

The outside of the home is the first thing potential buyers will see. If you don’t make the front of the house look welcoming, they won’t want to look any further. Manicure the lawn, make sure the garden is fresh and thriving, wash the windows, and even consider painting the outside of your property.

Investing in the curb appeal will help you get a better price!

Don’t Sell Until You’re Ready

Selling your home seems like a great idea when you think about the advantages. But if you jump into the process too soon, you may not be ready.

It may not seem like an issue at first glance. But, if you start such a difficult task, you need to see it through. If you are not emotionally or physically ready to sell your home, the process can be a disaster. You will be moving on to a new chapter of your life, so make sure you put your best foot forward before you sell.

Selling a home can be hectic and difficult. But if you follow advice and avoid mistakes, it’s not impossible. And hiring the right realtor to guide you through will help, too!

Are you ready to sell your home? The Daniels Group is here to help you successfully navigate the La Jolla Real Estate Market. Contact us today to get in touch and learn how we can help you!

For more on this subject read our recent blog, “Getting Your Home Ready to Sell: The Bottom Line.”

Thinking of buying or selling a home in the La Jolla area? As consistent top producers in real estate, Linda Daniels and The Daniels Group are your La Jolla housing specialists. Our team of local experts will ensure that you have a successful real estate transaction. Call us today at (858) 361-5561 or email us anytime by clicking here.

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