5 Mistakes Homesellers Should Avoid

Posted by Bonnie Martin Designated Broker on Friday, January 25th, 2013 at 10:02am.

After years of dead open houses, price reduction after price reduction and failed attempts to sell homes, many real estate markets are picking up. This could be welcome news to someone who has been forced to have kids share a bedroom, suffer through a long commute or any number of reasons why folks would want to sell their home. Even though sales activity is up, sellers still must be ready to do what it takesto get their home sold. It's still not the good old days. Buyers continue to be cautious and don't want to make a bad decision. It's more important than ever to do what it takes to work with potential buyers and prepare as best you can to get your home sold.

Here are five mistakes that serious sellers must avoid when going on the market today.
1. Not taking your first buyer seriously.  2. Offering buyers credits for work you'd rather not do.  3. Making highly personal changes to your home.  4. Overpricing your house.  5. Making your home difficult to show.

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